The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Gwagwalada Area council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), CSP Patrick Daaor, has called on the men and women of the police, to always to embrace attitudinal change, even in the discharge of their duties.
Daaor, who made the call in an interview with newsmen during the 7th year anniversary of the Nigeria Police Christian fellowship, Gwagwalada Divisional command at the weekend, said that if the policemen remain committed to their religion by going to the churches and mosques, it would pave way for the attitudinal change.
According to him, “once the policemen get involved in chaplaincy and fellowship or go to the mosque, and have interactions with the Imams or pastors the attitudinal change will now have the foundation as well as reflect in their lives.
He pointed out that the establishment of the police Christian fellowship chapels and mosques across the FCT and Nigeria at large will go a long way to repositioning community policing.
He commended the leadership of Gwagwalada police dominion chapel for carrying the chapel members along, and urged the pastors in charge to always have good relationship with the members.
While answering question on the security challenges of Gwagwalada, the DPO said that his administration had been partnering with the community leaders as well as religious leaders on how to effectively combat crime in the area.
Speaking on the anniversary message tagged “Perfecting and Thanksgiving,” the visiting pastor from the force headquarters in the FCT, DSP Joshua Omoyele, pointed out the celebration of the anniversary was in order to thank and worship God more for moving the chapel to the next level.
He urged officers to carry out their duties with the fear of God, calling on them to remain committed to the tenets of the religion at all times.
He appealed to Christian leaders irrespective of their status to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ as it is contained in the Holy Bible.
He advised policemen to shun brutality in the cause of carrying out their primary assignments, and urged them to do their work in a transparent manner.
Commenting on the security challenges as well as Ebola virus epidemic facing the country, Omoyele called on both Christians and Muslims to intensify prayers for God’s intervention.
On his part, the pastor in charge of the Gwagwalada police Christian fellowship chapel, Corporal Ohiosimuan Dada, urged officers as well as members of the chapel to be dedicated in serving God.
Dada thanked the DPO of Gwagwalada for being supportive to the chapel saying that his leadership has put in place some essential facilities in the chapel.
Not left out, the provost of the Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC), Mr. Ahmed Saji, expressed joy over the relationship existing between the Muslims and Christians in the division.