By Eric Elezuo
The main auditorium, better known as Ade Ajayi Auditorium of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, was a beehive of activities during the week as the Nigerian Police Force, Zone 2 Command, comprising Ogun and Lagos states, pulled all stops to hold the mother of all security concerts.
Tagged Police and the Youths with the theme Cultism, Internet Fraud and Drug Dealings, the concert, practically brought together celebrities reputed to have lived a crime free life worthy of impacting on the youths.
Anchored by men and officers of Zone 2 Command led CSP Dolapo Badmos, the concert kicked off with prolific comperes Seyi Law and Tomiwa Savage, who practically brought the capacity filled auditorium down with rib cracking jokes and intelligent jibes in form of admonishment.
Taking the first shot at the fun filled concert was the heartwarming speech of the Assistant Inspector of Police (AIG), Zone 2 Command, Adamu Ibrahim, who was represented by CSP Ben Obi.
The AIG’s address was followed by the presentation of the newest Police officer – the Police brand ambassador and sensational musician, Korede Bello. Korede Bello’s electrifying performance set the tune for an afternoon of learning and fun.
Thereafter, celebrity after celebrity, the auditorium witnessed first class entertainment with the likes of Rugged Baba, Dr. Sid, Small Doctor, Sound Sultan among others. The sound entertainments were punctuated at regular intervals by clear cut speeches on the way to behave by youths who have achieved greatness without soiling their hands in the quagmire of crime.
Some of them included Miss Intercontinental Africa, Queen Chizoba Ejike, Co-Founder, Red Media Group, Debola Williams, and Cyber Crime Expert and Red Hat Examiner, Dayo Adesanya.
Among other dignitaries that gave the event a face value were the Father of the Day, Oba Abdurasheed Akanbi, Prof Folashola Ogunshola, who represented the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos; Mrs. Yetunde Ojedayi, who represented the Deputy Governor of Lagos State. Others were ACP Iyana Dan, DCI Aliyu Garba of the Zonal CIID, OPS Zone 2, Abubakar Lawal, Prince Bisi Olatilo among others.
The occasion was also used to reward those who excelled in the Police organized online music competition, which was won by 10 years old Moruf Bello aka Megabite. To prove that his winning was no fluke, the lad electrified the hall with his sensational rap to the admiration of everyone present.
In her closing remarks, the host, CSP Dolapo Badmos thanked as many that made the programme a success, and promised that the friendship between the Police and the people will be maintained, and the youths will remain the target of its orientation and enlightenment programmes.
Photo credit: King Solomon Ekhaiyeme