Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN has Felicitated with outgoing Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Amidu Salami as he marked his Birthday and Retirement on Wednesday.
In the well attended event held at International Center for Culture and Events, ( THE DOME ) in Akure, the Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa hailed a life that evinces the importance of vision, focus, tenacity, wisdom and courage in leadership which has pedestated Salami, retiring in the rank of Commissioner of Police.
According to Aiyedatiwa, “Salami’s reputation as a public servant eager to confront challenges is well deserved” .
“He epitomizes loyalty, honour, and integrity…a glattering figure of mature and decisive leadership who will go to any reasonable length to forge a healthy alliances”, declared Aiyedatiwa.
Continued, the Deputy Governor said, “Salami’s personal charm is infectious and hard-work quite motivational, a worthy mentor to young Officers” .
“Speaking about Salami entails writing a book, but the message is that, he has the record that speaks, his life is a testimony of success, an achiever of a generation”, said the Deputy Governor.
The State Government, according to the Deputy Governor, therefore rejoices with Bolaji Salami’s family, his friends, associates and the Nigeria Police, urging all and sundry to emulate the commitment in using the Police as an instrument of law and order in the society.
In his response, Salami thanked Ondo State Government, the Nigeria Police, his family and well-wishers for rejoicing with him.
“I draw more strength from your goodwill messages as I’m absolutely encouraged by your kind words and prayers… thank you all as I will continue to count on the support of all” he said.
Some of the dignitaries at the event are, ODHA Speaker, Rt Hon Bamidele Oloyelogun, Secretary to Ondo State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, Ondo State APC Chairman, Engr Ade Adetimehin, Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemo, Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Hon Donald Ojogo, Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, Sir Charles Titiloye, Special Adviser on Union Matters and Special Duties, Mr Dare Aragbaye.
Other are, Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Frederick Akinruntan CON, former Commissioner of Police, Lagos/Benue and Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Security, Mr Fatai Owoseni, Ondo State Amotekun Commander, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, SSA on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Mr Babatunde Mobayo, Benue State Commissioner of Police, Mr Akingbola Olatunji, National Chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, Dr Samuel Adekola and others.
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