Mr Martins Orim, Chief of Staff to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, has decorated a fine gentleman police officer, Mr Hossannah Eyong, with his new rank of ASP confirmed.
The decoration exercise took place on Wednesday at the Governor’s office in Calabar.
Speaking to newsmen after the colourful decoration, the Chief of Staff said that he has know the latest decorated ASP for years now.
“Hossannah has worked with me for about six years now. Because of his hard work and commitment, i requested to the former Commissioner of police to deploy him to work with me as my intelligence officer.
“Hossannah has been very upright and it was through his memo that gave birth to the creation of Anti Kidnapping and Cultism Unit of the Police.
“He did that memo to me and I followed up with the then Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, recommending that the unit be created so that we can explore ways of tackling the issue of cultism and kidnapping in the state.
“I want to say that the memo produced very positive results, because as you can see, we have been able to bring down the stem of cultism and kidnapping in the state,” he said.
He maintained that Hossannah has been very useful, even to the Chief Security Officer to the Governor.
According to the Chief of Staff, Hossannah has made alot of recommendations and memos and his security reports have yielded great results.
“Because of his hard work, Gov. Ayade approved about three pick up vehicles which were signed and collected by Hossannah. Hossannah is very committed to his job.
“We appeal to the current Commissioner of police to see these reasons and allow him to continue to serve in that unit because he has been very instrumental to the success of that unit,” he added.
He expressed joy with Hossannah over his promotion, thereby congratulating him and wishing him more promotions and honours in his profession.
Responding, Hossannah thanked the Inspector General of Police and the State Commissioner of Police for finding him worthy of the promotion.
He also thanked the Chief of Staff for been supportive and encouraging within the period he has worked with him.
He promised to continue to promote the image of the police force by working hard to justify his promotion.