A former footballer Nkereuwem Akpan has been appointed as the Commissioner of Police and deployed to Cross River state.
The new CP told the Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade when he paid him a courtesy visit that he was once a player of Calabar Rovers football club.
While also describing his posting to the state as home coming
“My posting to the state was a home coming, having once played for Calabar Rovers Football club.”
“The Cross River State is one of the states with very low crime rate in the country”
My posting here is strictly on security duties, for the protection of lives and property.
“Thank God, Cross River is one of the less vulnerable states in terms of insecurity. Thank you,
Your Excellency; the job has already been done because if you check the profile of states with criminality, Cross River is one of the least in the country.
“So, I appreciate you, Your Excellency. On behalf of my team, we pledged our readiness to work for you,” he stated.
Governor Ben Ayade expressed his confidence in Akpan’s ability to deliver in his new role.
“Cross River state will have a very peaceful and wonderful time during his tenure.
“The new CP has also demonstrated this by doing a special deployment to hot spots in the state. As a son of the soil, he knows where the hot spots are.”
Calabar Rovers was founded in 1977 they currently play in the NNL.