Police partner Enugu Govt, celebrities on campaign against cultism, other vices

By AdvocateNews on 04/08/2020

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IGP Mohammed Adamu
IGP Mohammed Adamu

The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV), a brain child of the Inspector General of Police,  Mohammade Adamu in collaboration with Enugu State government,   POCACOV ambassadors, comprising of 

Nollywood stars, Artistes, Comedians and other celebrities  had embarked on massive campaign against cultism ,sexual and gender based violence ,thuggery and violence ,substance abuse such as "DABA ,Sarasuka ,Kararari" amongst other vices in the country .

This was made known by the National Coordinator  of Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV) , CSP Ebere Amaraizu  in a statement  issued   in Enugu,  shortly after his meeting with the POCACOV  pioneer Ambassador Nkem Owoh .

According to the  statement," POCACOV has produced many skits and film series as well as jingles amongst others and all of these,are helping in the ongoing massive campaign by the Nigeria police through POCACOV .

Amaraizu said that POCACOV  has ensured that through its stakeholders  vacuum in engagement were not created.

"We have also through the support of Enugu state Government produced twenty five thousand copies of Campaign made easy book titled "Nigerian Youths in Cultism and Other Vices and The Way Out", which was distributed free of charge to all the schools, colleges and communities by theEnugu  State government through its Ministry of Education.

"You know in POCACOV everybody is involved and that's why POCACOV is about you .We need to  join hands with  the Nigeria Police Force through POCACOV to save Nigerian children and youths from the claws of cultism and other vices thereby making our society a safe and secured place .

"We are mobilizing Nigerian youths to shun cultism, substance abuse, sexual and gender based violence, thuggery and violence, cyber crime, examination malpractice, sex for grade and marks, sex for admission and employment, identity theft amongst other vices through POCACOV Advocacy Programme, Awareness creation and sensitization, mentoring and re-orientation amongst others," he stated.  

"We are also developing cartoon messages for our children which we shall be engaging them with through social and conventional media. The cartoon will have good moral and cultural message and will promote value system. We have our partnership with Technology giant of Tenece Technology that has been helping out messaging of school children and youths through virtual communication  due to corona virus.

"We are on board to get across soon in the first cluster to states like Lagos, Ogun, Plateau, Niger, Oyo, Imo, Abia amongst others . We are operating in Rivers and Delta States and we are deepening our community engagement and providing alternative through our POCACOV volunteer club scheme (PVCS ) of safer school/community partnership," Amaraizu  said. 

The national coordinator explained that "POCACOV  is a community driven programme of the Nigeria Police Force under IGP M.A Adamu structured in line with the tenets of the community oriented policing and involving different stakeholders.

"Achievements are being recorded on daily and weekly basis as many are turning from their evil ways and surrendering their weapons and becoming part and parcel of the society having realized that cultism and other vices are like the evil wind that blows no body any good'', Amaraizu  said.

Posted 04/08/2020 12:21:35 PM


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