NIMASA DG mourns Rivers Police Commissioner, says death shocking
Posted by News Express | 1 February 2017 | 2,254 times
Late Rivers Commissioner of Police, Francis Odesanya.
The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has described the death of serving Rivers Commissioner of Police, Mr Francis Odesanya, as “shocking” and coming at a time when the state and Nigeria needed his professional competence and managerial capability.
Dr Peterside stated the demise of CP Odesanya has robbed the nation of a fine officer and gentleman, who rose through the ranks before being posted to Rivers State to help curtail the activities of criminal elements.
He sympathised with the Inspector General of Police and Police Service Commission over the unfortunate loss, saying it is indeed a big loss to the Nigeria Police.
“This is indeed a sad one to the Police, Rivers State and Nigeria. He has contributed to the corporate existence of Nigeria and fought several criminal elements in the society to ensure that we are able to move around freely and go about our normal duties.
“For the few months he has been in Rivers State, he showed the attributes of a good leader, who is ready to lead from the front and provide direction for the rank and file.
“He was very professional in the discharge of his duties as Rivers police boss and I hope that his demise will not affect the combat against criminal elements in the state,” he stressed.
The NIMASA boss prayed for the repose of his soul, just as he wished his family God’s guidance and grace as they mourn the demise of their illustrious son.