The newly promoted Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) and former Niger State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ogundele Joshua Ayodeji, have decrorated other newly promoted police officers serving under Niger State Command with their new ranks.
Those decorated were two assistant commissioners of police, the ACP, six CSPs, four SPs, and 300 DSPs.
The decoration was a sequel to the recent promotion released by the Police Service Commission.
The AIG, according to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Niger State Command, DSP Wasiu Abidoun, said in a press release issued and signed by him and obtained by Newsline that the AIG was assisted by DCP Aminu Garba and other senior police officers during a brief ceremony.
Mr. Ogundele Joshua Ayodeji, who spoke shortly after decorating the beneficiaries, however, congratulated them and stated that his recent promotion was for all the personnel of the Niger State Command.
The AIG further informed the promoted officers that they should bear in mind that promotion goes with additional responsibilities and urged them to brace up to the challenges of their new ranks.
Speaking on behalf of all other beneficaries, ACP Aliyu Akande expressed appreciation to the police service commission and the AIG for considering them worthy of the promotion and pledged to redouble their efforts in the course of discharging their legitimate duties of serving the nation.
QS Idris Aliyu Hassan has emerged chairman of the Niger State chapter of the Quantity Surveyors Association of Nigeria, succeeding QS Usman Musa Jemaku.
The swearing-in ceremony and handing over of the symbol of authority, which took place at the conference hall of the state Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, was attended by both old and young surveyors.
In his valedictory speech, the state-outgoing Chairman, QS Usman Musa Jemaku, started by thanking God for a successful two-year tenure in office and the overwhelming support, guidance, and numerous advice of the members, and thanked them all for their patience.
As he declared the huge success achieved, despite a series of challenges they encountered while in office; he noted that the state chapter, under his leadership, cannot only boast of a piece of land to build the association's secretariat but has also paid off all fees associated with the award of a Certificate of Occupancy in respect of the said land.
He further stated that in order to promote the engagement of quantity surveyors in the public infrastructure undertaken by the government, the association has paid a series of courtesy calls and sponsored radio programmes, both of which he said have paid the desired dividends.
Speaking also on the financial status when they assumed office, Mr. Jemaku declared that his leadership inherited the total sum of about N393,956 and were handing over power, leaving behind the sum of N223,201.
He stated that during his period as the chapter chairman, they provided an enabling environment for 31 probationer members to be upgraded and inducted into the corporate cadre of the institute.
While speaking on the assets and liabilities of the chapter, it was noted that the 8th Senate was not indebted to any individual, corporate, or private organisation either financially or materially.
He also handed over the document of peace of land as well as 28 other valuables to the new state senate executives.
In his acceptance speech, QS Idris Aliyu Hassan appreciated the members for their massive votes and the confidence bestowed upon him to serve as the 9th Chairman of the NIQS Niger State Chapter.
While accepting the enormity of the responsibility as the Senate chairman of the state chapter, he appealed for their unflinching moral support and share of advice on their past experience to move the association forward.
He assured that his administration will do all it can to carry out surveys and professional service delivery, adding that as leaders, they will not leave any stone unturned to encourage other members to do the needful and be active in participating in the chapter's programme of activities.
QS Hassan noted that his greatest desire for moving the association forward will start by developing the piece of land acquired by the immediate past leadership of the state chapter.
He urged all members to draw their attention wherever they noticed derailment in action in the course of discharging their responsibilities.
The state executive members of the association included QS Umar Dantani Musa as Deputy Chairman; QS Ado Nakanti Kuta, as General Secretary; QS Adamu Liman, Assistant Secretary General; QS Asma'u Abdulsalam, as Financial Secretary; QS Hadiza Yarima, Treasurer; and QS Ya'nda Lumanko serves as Public Relations Officer and Research and Development Secretary, among others.
The oaths of office and allegiance were administered by Barr Abubakar Suleiman, while highlights of the ceremony included the transfer of the leadership symbol from the former to the new chairman and group photography.