The Edo state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalism (NUJ) commended the commander of anti-cultism unit of the State Police Command, Prince Mohammed Abubakar for his steadfastness in the fight against cultism and other crimes.
Chairman of the NUJ, Sir Roland Osakwe stated this during the award of excellence the union conferred on the policeman.
Osakue said that the union decided to honor Abubakar in order to spur him to continue to do more for the people of the state.
The NUJ chairman said since assumption of office as the commander and OC anti cultism/anti-fraud, there has been major reduction in the area of cultism and other related crimes in the state.
The award ceremony was held at the NUJ secretariat in Benin City to climax the 2019 Press Week of the union.
The zonal vice chairman of the union, Mr. Eddy Ogude, who presented the award on behalf of the president of the Union’s National president, Chief Chris Isiguzor, eulogised the sterling qualities of Prince Abubakar in fighting crime and his unwaivering stand against the spate of cultism and other violent crimes in the state.
Responding, the recipient described the award as unusual and thanked the NUJ for finding him worthy.
He said he did not know that his little effort on his job could be noticed and rewarded by a reputable body that helps shapes the society.
Abubakar described the NUJ as a mirror of the society that can make or destroyed anyone and promised to do more until the people of the state can sleep with their two eyes closed