° As CRAN honours distinguish personalities
Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma , Ogun State Counterpart,Dapo Abiodu , Inspector -General of Police( IGP) Usman Akali Baba , and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS)Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo will grace the Crime Reporters Association Of Nigeria ( CRAN ) Annual Lecture/Award ceremony on Thursday.
The event which holds at Providence Hotel, Oba Akinjobi Road, GRA, Ikeja Lagos, will also have Other distinguished personalities including, former IGP, Dr. Solomon Arase, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Assistant Inspector -General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command,Onikan , Lagos, Mr.Bode Adeyinka Adeleke, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command ,Mr. Sylvester Abiodun Alabi .
Like in previous years, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi (Telu 1), Natural Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Osun State, is expected at the event as Royal Father of the day for the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) 2022 annual lecture and award series.
In a statement on Wednesday by President of CRAN, Mr. Lekan Olabulo, this year’s event will be chaired by the Chairman/CEO, Comfield Group of Companies, Dr. Babatope Agbeyo, and would attract a galaxy of personalities from the various security agencies of Nigeria, private security sector, political class, business community,and other fields of endeavours.
“This year’s annual lecture which is the 25th in the series since CRAN came into existence as a beat association in 1996 has its theme as INSECURITY: TACKLING THE DARK CLOUD OVER NIGERIA’S UNITY, PROSPERITY AHEAD OF THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS. A four-man panel of discussants which includes:Dr. Bone Efoziem ,MD/ CEO, Strict Guard Limited is expected to lead discourse on the theme.
“Over the years CRAN’s annual lecture and award ceremony has provided a platform for security related issues to be discussed by relevant stakeholders and suggestions offered at such fora had been useful to policy makers and others in governance.
Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria is a body of journalists assigned by their respective print, electronic,and Online media, to report crime and security related matters in the society. Crime Reporters work essentially with the police, immigration, customs , military, and related security agencies. They also work with the private security sector,and its supervisory agency the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC)”.