Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Thursday, expressed sadness over the death of a former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sunday Adewusi, describing the former police chief ‘as a professional par excellence and highly disciplined police officer who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Nigeria Police Force.’
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu in Abuja, said the late Adewusi was reputed for upholding the virtues of hard-work and professionalism in the discharge of his duties.
According to him, these rare qualities saw to his steady rise in the Force – first as a Commissioner of Police (CP) at age 32 and later as the Inspector General of Police at 45.
“Late Adewusi would be remembered for his leadership qualities which will no doubt continue to inspire young officers in the Force and future generation to strive for excellence. His contributions to the peace and security of this country remains outstanding. His death is a great loss to this country,” said Saraki.
The Senate President commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the Nigeria Police Force and the people of Oyo State, while urging them to be comforted by the invaluable services Adewusi rendered to the country in particular and humanity at large, during his lifetime.
He also prayed God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.