By Longtong Ibrahim
Kaduna (Nigeria) – One of Nigeria’s popular artistes, Korede Bello has been unveiled as the First Nigerian Police Youth Ambassador by the Nigeria police.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon E. Arase, while unveiling the Police Youth Ambassador and also an anti-crime jingles recently, said, the youths are critical elements in fighting crimes in the country.
A Statement by the Police Spokesperson Olabisi Kolawole explained that the IGP described the youths as potential security agents and a deciding factor in the security of the nation as a result of their youthful propensity.
He therefore urged the Ambassador to take campaign against criminality to other Nigerian youths with a view to discouraging them from taking to crime; while calling on the youths to emulate the patriotic spirit of the Youth Ambassador, Korede Bello, to shun crime and criminality by redefining their priorities and contributing their quota in building a great Nigeria.
The statement further noted that the anti-crime campaign jingles was aimed at sensitizing young Nigerians on the dangers of crime and discourage them from engaging in it; adding that the jingles are featured in English, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo languages to be aired on different media stations across the country.
It added that, “The jingles which are in consonance with the IGP’s untiring efforts at addressing the security challenges of terrorism, insurgency, kidnapping, cultism, rape as well as human and drug trafficking offences, will help in rebranding the nation and generally help to educate citizens on how to avoid victimisation by criminals.”
Korede Bello is seen as a positive representation of Nigerian youths. In his acceptance speech, he promised to work with the police to ensure that youths do not engage in crimes.