EPAN appoints police boss as patron

The Edo State chapter of Elderly Persons of Nigeria (EPAN) has appointed Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Philip Ogbaudu as patron of the association over his support, information gathering method, improved security in the state and for promoting a better mutual understanding between the police and community, .

Speaking during a recent visit to the police headquarters in Benin City, the vice chairman, Chief Eddy Ogbomo,  said the best way to appreciate the Edo Police Commissioner is to honour him as patron of the association.

“Our way of making you closer to us is to honour you on this visit by conferring on you the position of Patron of the Elderly Persons Association of Nigeria, Edo State chapter,” Ogbomo said.

He noted that the police commissioner took over as boss of Edo State Police Command  at a time of serious insecurity challenges in Edo State and Nigeria in general.

Ogbomo added: “From all accounts that we gathered, we have observed that you have met your challenges creditably well within your resources, men and materials. We commend you.

“We hope that we can be useful partners either in suggesting how our police can serve us better in our communities and how we can, as elderly people, contribute to the welfare of your men.

“In return, we hope your men will regard us and treat us more kindly.  After all, it is not for nothing that they say that the police are our friend. We also want to be their constant friends”.

Responding, the Commissioner of Police promised to assist the senior citizens whenever they requested his assistance.

Ogbaudu commended the laudable initiative of the association, noting that the society owned the elderly people by assisting and taking care of them.

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