It was a colourful evening of celebration and felicity in honor of a fine gentleman officer who has just gotten a new rank of Commissioner of Police in the Nigeria Police, CP Ahmed Mogaji Kontagora. The evening of super fun, sumptuous meals, graceful dance proved to be a time to unwind for many friends of the new CP Kontagora.
Many police officers who due to the intensity of work rarely have time to relax were able to let down the hair even as they salute their colleague, CP Kontagora who will soon to be moved out of the Lagos State Police Command to a new command, Oki Samson of the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP report. The gala was attended by many police officers including some who are higher in rank than the new CP Ahmed Kontagora.
The special guest at the gala, the AIG in charge of Zone 2 (comprising Lagos and Ogun state commands), AIG Adeleke Adeyinka Bode noted that himself and Kontagora had been friends for over 30 years. ‘Kotangora is my coursemate. So if there is anyone who knows him, I am. I have known him for the past 30 years. He is a gentleman officer and very likeable.’
The host of the event, Mr. Matthew Ibadin who is also the Chairman of PCRC Victoria Island took the opportunity to celebrate Kontagora whom he described as ‘reliable police officer and an excellent operations person.’ He wished the new CP well in his new endeavor.
Speaking on behalf of the officer-colleagues, DCP Umar Shelleng shared: ‘Kontagora is a very industrious person. We have known each other right from when we were younger officers. We worked together in INTERPOL for a very long time when he had the opportunity to represent Nigeria Police in INTERPOL office in Cote D’Ivoire.
He is a very nice, amiable, humble, and down-to-earth person which has been attested by others. He is firm, straightforward and has a way of addressing issues without being unnecessarily harsh or aggressive.’
‘I wish you well. I congratulate you. Promotion comes with a lot of responsibility and I am very sure that your posting will soon be announced’, he told Ahmed Kontagora.
Celebrating the CP Kontagora on behalf of his civilian friends, Otunba Ayoola reiterated that Kontagora has a way of addressing issues. ‘You won’t even realize that someone is there. There was an experience where a lawyer ran to Alagbon over a rent issue after a kongaroo judgement. He didn’t even know the person but we were all surprised the way he addressed the issue quietly without noise.’
‘Above all, he is very patriotic. He loves the job. Sometimes 2am is when he retires to his home. I celebrate him’, NAOSNP gathered from Otunba Ayoola.
On behalf of media professionals whom CP Ahmed Kontagora often interacted with, President of the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, Oki Samson noted that the newly promoted CP is media-friendly, ‘He is always responsive to address issues of public importance which arise from their activities as Police. He is a fantastic operations officer who puts the maintenance of law, order, and security as a priority. May you continue to rise to greater heights in the Nigeria Police.’
The Chairman of PCRC in Lagos, Apostle Kehinde Showemimo while giving the toast at the event said: ‘I appreciate this wonderful, friendly, very gentle man who is always ready to help. Whatever the issue is, he is looking for solutions.’
‘We are happy that God has elevated him, may God continue to elevate him the more. May he experience exponential growth in every sphere of life’, Apostle Showemimo concluded.
Before his promotion, CP Ahmed Kontagora held the position of the DCP in charge of Operations in the Lagos State Command where he excelled tremendously under the leadership of CP Sylvester Abiodun Alabi. He also worked with the former Lagos CP, the retired AIG Hakeem Odumosu.