As part of the National Orientation Agency’s drive to promote positive value reorientation among public office holders, the director of the National Orientation agency Mr Mike Omeri Saturday disclosed that the agency will soon confer its Citizens’ Responsibility Recognition Award on seven police officers from the Area E command of Lagos for their dedication and professional competence displayed in their speedy unravelling of the circumstances surrounding the murder of Cynthia Osokogu.
Omeri said the prompt, tactful and excellent manner in which the officers had investigated the matter so far showed the efficacy of the reforms being carried out by the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force within its ranks, and the success of the NOA’s efforts at value re-orientation in the society.
The police personnel include one Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), one Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), two Assistant Superintendents of Police and three other junior personnel.
In his words: “We, at NOA, have been insisting on a re-evaluation and restructuring of the system of awards in this country. People who truly distinguish themselves in their fields of endeavour and chosen callings must begin to be recognised as against the former practice of honouring persons whose characters are questionable and whose activities are bad examples of what our values should be. We will recognize these officers as good examples of excellence in service, diligence in duty and commitment to our collective war against crimes as a people”.