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Oyo CP seeks synergy between police, journalists

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 OYO State Commissioner of Police, CP Shina Olukolu has called for synergy and  cordial relationship between the police and journalists in sustaining peace and security in Oyo State.

CP Olukolu, who made the call in Ibadan on Tuesday during his courtesy visit to the Secretariat of the  Correspondents’ Chapel of the Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) also charged journalists in the state to fully support the police in  combating  criminal activities in the state.

The CP emphasised that one of the reason for his visit was to appreciate the contribution of the Oyo NUJ Correspondents chapel towards the successful conduct and adequate reportage of the just concluded general election in the state.

“There should be cordial relationship between the police and journalists in sustenance of peace and security in Oyo State, let us collectively build up security in this state so that we can have a peaceful environment,” he said.

The Police Commissioner maintained that there is need for journalists in the state to continue to support, as well as assist the police in ensuring security of lives and properties in the state. “Without journalists, members of the public may not know what is going on in the society, let us all play our role in ensuring a peaceful atmosphere.  The police is ready to work with you, we are all here to serve the members of the public and to ensure security in this state.”

CP Olukolu then tasked  journalists in the state to be professional in their reportage, noting that the police is always ready to perform their constitutional responsibilities which is safety of lives and properties of the citizen.

Welcoming the Police Commissioner,  the Correspondents Chapel  Chairman, Pastor Ola Ajayi assured that  the police shall continue to enjoy the maximum cooperation and symbiotic relationship of the correspondents  chapel.

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