Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has described the retiring Police Commissioner of Enugu State, Mr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, as a disciplined officer whose commitment to his job should be emulated by every public servant.
The governor paid the eulogy during the passing out parade organized for the retiring Commissioner of Police held at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, on Friday.
The governor noted that Mr. Ojukwu assumed duties in the state during the unfortunate herdsmen attack at Ukpabi Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, stating that he assisted in quelling the tension that ensued from that incident.
“As we congratulate him for successfully reaching the end of his career in the force, we are assured that we can always call upon his wealth of experience and competence whenever the need arises,” the governor said.
In his farewell speech, Mr. Ojukwu thanked the police force for helping him imbibe the virtues of patience and perseverance, adding that the training he received in his 32 years of service enabled him to overcome all the challenges he encountered.
He thanked the governor and the people of Enugu State for the support and encouragement they accorded him during his term as police boss in the state.
According to him, he is happy that he is retiring in Enugu State “which is the capital of the South-East and a home for all Igbos.”
The Commissioner of Police retired after attaining the age of sixty years and was formally pulled-out by senior colleagues.