The speaker of the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly has lauded the academic excellence put up by 18 indigenes of the state who graduated as assistant superintendent of police (ASPII) during the regular course -2 of the Nigeria Police Academy.
Mr Aniekan Bassey, who said this while receiving the newly commissioned officers in his office at the Assembly Complex recently, expressed happiness over the feat that they have recorded at the academy as it was a thing of joy to have Akwa Ibom sons aspired to that height in line with the Dakkada philosophy of Gov Udom Emmanuel.
He assured them that the present administration will do its best to encourage and support sons and daughters of the state to take up responsibilities that will project Akwa Ibom positively in the comity of states.
The speaker charged the new officers to continually exhibit excellence as they rise through the ranks in their career to become the next Etim Inyang of blessed memory.
The leader of the team, ASP Dickson Emmanuel Etim, explained that the regular course which was introduced into the Nigeria Police Force in 2013 by the Goodluck Jonathan's administration admits qualified candidates into the academy to study their choice discipline for five years and at completion becomes ASP-11 officers.
He appealed to the speaker for empowerment to alleviate the challenges faced by young officers after passing out including accommodation, mobility and logistics.
While thanking the speaker for his support and encouragement, Etim maintained that a step towards assisting more Akwa Ibom indigenes to gain admission into the academy will also be appreciated knowing that in the near future, the academy will breed and train officers who will come out to be responsible and good citizens that will make a positive change in the society.
He advocated for more Akwa Ibom indigenes to show interest in gaining admission to the police academy as it remains the most recognized avenue to attain superiority as far as the Nigeria Police Force is concerned.