Lagos CP urges officers to exercise regularly
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, has urged his officers and men to exercise regularly as this would make them physically and mentally alert to their responsibilities.
Owoseni made the plea on Saturday during the maiden road walk organised by the command.
He said that regular exercise would also reduce the incident of sudden death.
The commissioner said that only physically fit and mentally alert officers would be able to face criminals at all time.
“Keeping yourself mentally alert, physically fit, is another way of putting more energy to what we are doing.
“We are re-jigging our men to be alive to their responsibilities. Criminals would know that it is not about carrying weapons but ability to match them.
“We have introduced this exercise. It is going to be a monthly programme. As we proceed, we would introduce elements of Community Policing into it.
“We would be inviting the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Nollywood and other important personalities to join us walk against crimes in Lagos, ‘’he said.
Owoseni said that the road walk exercise would be used to promote community policing, adding that it would be made encompassing.
“We tell our DPOs and Area Commanders to select some officers and men for the road walk. We would also involve other Police commands.
“It is for us to be healthy. We do not pray for sudden death. When we do this, our hearts would come alive,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commissioner and more than 200 officers and men of the command started the road walk at about 7.20 a.m. from the Ikeja Police College through Oba Ogunjobi/Isaac John Road and back to the college.
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