The out-going Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Umar Manko, has described the state as “relatively peaceful”.
He made the statement on Thursday in Lagos while handing over to the state’s new Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kayode Aderanti.
Speaking with journalists after a closed door meeting with Aderanti, Manko described his successor as “a seasoned police officer”.
“He (Aderanti) is capable and up to the task. I do not have any doubt in my mind that he will continue from where we stopped.
“When we came in, there were challenges of armed robbery and kidnapping, but we have been able to fight and brought them to the barest minimum.
“I am sure he (Aderanti) will be able to maintain the tempo”, he said.
Manko, who had just being promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General, urged journalists to accord the cooperation they gave him to the new CP.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new Lagos police boss joined the Nigeria Police Force in January 1984 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
He had B.Sc in Sociology from the University of Ibadan.
Aderanti served the force in various capacities both within and outside the country and attended several courses both in Nigeria and abroad. (NAN)