By: Okosun Dennis
A new Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Imo State Police Command has been appointed and resumed office.
He is SP Bala Elkana, who takes over from SP Ikeokwu Godson Orlando who has been redeployed to Ondo State Police Command.
During his handing over ceremony, SP Ikeokwu thanked all the pressmen for their cooperation and assistance during his tenure.
“I want to thank you all for this rear opportunity of working with you. It has not only been a good experience but also a very rewarding one too, no doubt. I have grown to be a better person through my period in this office.
“My consolation is that I am leaving you all in safe hands because I know that the new PPRO is such a wonderful person and would do much better.
“I hereby urge you to extend all cooperation and support to the new Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ikeokwu added.
SP Bala Elkana was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 2003. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB), Master Degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (MSC), Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) among other academic qualifications.
He attended several courses among which are Leadership Training, Detective Course, Community Policing, Trainee Course, Combat Operation Course, Emergency Management Course, Police Relations Course. He is a member of the National Institute of Public Relations and also a member of International Association of Chiefs of Police, A Fellow and ICON of Corporate Institute of Adminsitartion.
He has served the force in different capacities notably: Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Niger, Akwa Ibom and Lagos State Police Commands. He has also received so many awards among which are: – Best PRO in Nigeria 2020, Best PRO in Africa and Best PRO in Central and West Africa by Security Watch Africa.