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‘Change of baton’ Lagos command to get new PPRO as Adejobi takes over from Bala

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‘Change of baton’ Lagos command to get new PPRO as Adejobi takes over from Bala

If the information reaching Freelanews is anything to go by, then there is imminent change of guard at the Lagos State Police Command as the former police spokesman in Ogun State and Zone ‘2’ headquarters, Onikan, Superintendent of Police (SP) Muyiwa Adejobi, has been posted to Lagos State Command as the Police Public Relations Officer to replace a vibrant and easy going lawyer cum police officer, SP Elkana Bala.

Adejobi’s appointment followed the retirement of DIG in charge of operations, Mr. Abdulmajid Ali, whom he served as a personal assistant.

An Osun State indigene, Adejobi had attended and passed courses including Superintendent of Police Course 22, Police Mobile Force Training, Citizenship and Leadership Training, Conflict Handling Styles, Public Relations Skills and Styles and the Development of Nigeria Police Force Media and Communications Strategy.

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He had also attended leadership training course at Pointman Leadership Institute, United States of America (USA), Public Relations Strategies, organized by the U.S. Embassy, Abuja; Public Relations and Effective Policing of Nigeria, in Abuja; mandatory continuing professional development course, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR); Efficiency Skill for Law Enforcers Worldwide by International Association of Chiefs of Police, Philadelphia, United States of America (USA), and several conflict management, human rights, community policing, public relations principles courses at various stages and areas within and outside Nigeria.

Not only that, Adejobi had held prominent positions including Corps Liaison Officer, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Nnewi North Local Government, Nnewi, Anambra State; Parade Commander, Squad 6, Cadet ASP course 22, Police Academy, Kano; Second-in-Command, General Parade Commander, Ogun State Command; Operations Officer, Sagamu Division, Ogun State; Officer in charge Anti Bank Robbery and Pipeline Vandalism, Sagamu; Administrative Officer, Department of Operations, Ogun State Command and Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command.

Others include Police Public Relations Officer, Zone ‘2’ Command, Onikan, Lagos; Operations Officer, Department of Operations, Lagos State Command, and Directing Staff, Police College Ikeja, Lagos.

A member of the several professional bodies in Nigeria and abroad including Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Pointman Leadership Institute, USA; International Association of Chiefs of Police, United States of America (USA); Institute of Corporate Administration, Nigeria; Boys Brigade, Anglican Communion, Nigeria and Fellow, Alpha Club, University of Ibadan.

Adejobi had received awards and medals including commendation award by National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Anambra State, Inspector General of Police Commendation Certificate, Best Police Public Relations Officer in West Africa by Security Watch Africa, Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE), Best Police Public Relations Officer in Nigeria by Security Watch Africa, Johannesburg South Africa; Merit Award by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Ogun State Chapter and Best Police Image Maker of the Year by Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN).

Others awards are best State Police Public Relations Officer of the Year by National Crime Watch, Outstanding Public Relations Professional Award by Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Ogun State Chapter, Merit Award by Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Council, Outstanding Police Officer Award by Uhuru Times, Merit Award by Boys Brigade Nigeria, 71st Ibadan Company, Merit Award by Teachers Club of Nigeria, Ogun State, Distinguished Award by National Association of Theatre Art Practitioners, Ogun State; Distinguished Award by National Association of Owu Students, Ogun State, Distinguished Award by the National Association of Nigerian Students, and Award of Excellence by Rotaract Club International, Federal College of Education (FCE), Abeokuta.

Adejobi is a respected Public Relations Practitioner per excellence.

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