By Bola Abbas
Lagos. June 30, 2012: Airtel Nigeria has announced plans to work with the Lagos State Police Command to maintain peace and orderliness in the state.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Rajan Swaroop at the company’s Headquarter office in Lagos, Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Umar Manko commends Airtel for its support and assistance to the Lagos State Police Force, saying the police value its cordial relationship with the telecoms operator.
“I value the relationship the Lagos State Police Command has with Airtel Nigeria – that is why I decided to make Airtel my first place of courtesy call. Indeed, this is a testimony to the shared relationship with Airtel and I want to thank them for their assistance, thus far”, the Police boss says.
He wants Airtel to continue to render more support in mobile telecommunications partnership, adding that this will go a long way in assisting the police to deal with crime and other vices plaguing the society.
Swaroop, who describes the courtesy visit as a confirmation of the cordial relationship with Airtel with the Lagos State Police Command, says the company has always look for opportunities to impact positively on the society.
“I am sure you will agree with me that the art of policing is a collective responsibility. Airtel appreciates this fact. That is why we proactively engage the Lagos State Police Command and we are always willing to collaborate with them to promote public good”, he adds.
According to him, Airtel has done quite a lot to support the Nigerian Police and since policing is an on-going concern, the company will continue to partner with the law enforcement agency to protect lives and property in Lagos.
The Police Commissioner was accompanied by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, Vincent Brown and Police, DPO, Ikoyi, Aisha Haruna, while the Human Resources Director, Airtel Nigeria, Jubril Saba and Head: Security, Airtel Nigeria, Gbemileke Oladeni joined Swaroop to welcome the delegation from the Lagos State Police Command.