Assistant commissioner of police, Frank Mba, has bowed out as public relations officer of the Nigeria police force, a position he held for two years.
In a letter of appreciation on Thursday, Mba expressed gratitude to the media for the cooperation and warm relationship “that formed part of the success stories of the Nigeria police force and the force public relations department” during his tenure as the force spokesman.
“Indeed, the successes and achievements of the Nigeria police force and the force public relations department in particular today, depended largely on your constructive criticism, unbiased and highly professional reportage,” Mba, who has been reassigned to a head an area command in Lagos, wrote.
“In spite of security and other challenges, it is gratifying to say that you have always stood by me at all times in our collective quest to diligently and faithfully serve our nation.
“To this end, I remain grateful and appreciative of your worthy and invaluable contributions, which have added the needed flavour to my service to humankind as the force public relations officer.
“As I reflect on my tenure, I deem it necessary to give thanks to God for seeing me through the delicate task of managing the image of the force and to express my appreciation to some select individuals and organisations that have played significant roles in my little success story.
“As I move to move to my new office, I offer my unalloyed and unconditional friendship and look forward to a new phase of an exciting and mutually-rewarding relationship with you. Once again, thank you very much and do accept my warmest regards and the assurances of my highest esteem, please.”
The former police image maker was promoted to the rank of assistant police commissioner on June 24, 2014.
He served in the administration of former inspector-general of police, Mohammed Abubakar, and he is expected to hand over to the new public relations officer, DCP Emmanuel Chukwu, on Thursday.