Members of Akwa Ibom State Community (AKISCOM) in Oyo State, recently, rolled out the drums recently to honour one of their own, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Finance and Administration), Mr Amba Asuquo, who they described as a man of unquestionable character, whose sheer hard work and commitment to the Police force earned him new position as a DCP.
Held at Beulah Events Centre, opposite BJ rentals, Sango Ibadan, it was an afternoon that revealed the richness of the Akwa Ibom people as their cultural groups entertained their guests with their dancing steps that moved the Asuquo and his colleague in the force, Chief Supritendent of Police (CSP),Okon Umiom and his wife to part with some money to appreciate the group.
Speaking during the traditional breaking of Kolanut to welcome their guests into the community for the first time. President of AKISCOM, Pastor Godspower Umanah, described the two senior officers as gentlemen who have displayed a rare commitment to their duties and the development of their people, especially in the area of recruitment to the Police force.
According to him, “The coming of Amba Asuquo to the state as the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Okon Umiom is symbolic. His activities and assistance to Akwa Ibom people, especially in the recent recruitment exercise into the Police Force and other armed forces have unveiled him as another Joseph in the land of Egypt.”.
He charged Asuquo to demonstrate humility, selflessness and dedication to his job which in return would help in fulfilling the yearnings and aspirations of many Akwa Ibom people resident in the state.
While responding to the honour bestowed on him, Asuquo expressed his readiness to continue to provide neccessary support to his people, adding that the major responsibility of any leader is to always rise up to the demands of his people and put their interest at heart.
Dignitaries present included traditional chiefs and others, part of which were the grand patron of the association, Professor Etteh, Reverened Etteh, Chairman Board of Trustees (BOT), Legal Adviser, Tony Akpan and SA Media to the Senate Minority Leader, Jackson Udom.