The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has described the Commissioner of Police in the state, Bolaji Salami, as a gentleman who is dedicated to duty.
Tne CP, who is retiring from service of the Nigeria Police Force, attended the state security council meeting, presided over by the Governor on Monday evening. The meeting was said to be the last Salami would be attending as a commissioner.
At a brief valedictory session held in the CP’s honour during the meeting, Akeredolu commended the manner with which the commissioner of police handled the EndSARS crisis in the state, describing it as impressive.
Commending the outgoing CP, Akeredolu said, “Since you got to this state, you have related with us very well, particularly during the #Endsars. You have shown that you are a man that could be relied on. A number of stations were razed down. You did not let the adversity cause any panic among the people.
“You understood the situation and you never reacted. I want to thank you for that. The way you handled this state during EndSARS was more than perfect.”
He added, ” There is one thing about you. You are a team worker. You have collaborated and worked. I am proud of you. You are a bold man. You look simple but you are bold. You have put your feet down on a lot of things,”.
The Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa said, “He ( Salami) is calm, he is gentle, he wears a smiling face in any situation, he is very mature and he handles issues with so much intelligence. He stands out with his deep knowledge as regards the state he is policing. He is always on point.”
In his remarks, the retiring CP expressed appreciation to the governor and all other heads of security agencies in the state for their harmonious working relationship and support giving to him which made him to succeed in his duties as CP. He described Akeredolu as a frank, straightforward and bold governor.
“You can give a directive, but you will never direct anybody to do what is bad. That is what I always let people to know about my governor. He is frank, straightforward and bold. But he will always do that at the right time. I cherish coming here to work with you and I will say that I enjoyed everything in this state,” Salami lauded.