*Profile photo of CP Okoro while he was in active service
Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma has appointed Mr. Dan Okoro, a retired Commissioner of Police (CP) as his special adviser on security. Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku, the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Okoro comes into the job with a huge experience garnered both nationally and internationally over the years as a tested policeman. Nwachuku said Okoro joining of Uzodimma’s government will assist the governor fine-tune and implement the governor’s security policies and programmes that are in sync with his three “R” mantra of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery.
Nwachukusaid in the statement that, “The governor’s choice of Okoro has a lot to do with the former CP’s profile and records of service in Nigeria Police Force where he retired after 35 years of service. While in service, Okoro was one of the most decorated policemen for his iconic breakthroughs like the arrest of the Sierra Leonean rebel leader of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), Foday Sankoh, at the Lagos Airport.
“He was at different times commended and decorated by Nigeria’s past leaders, including late General Sani Abacha and former President Goodluck Jonathan for his crime bursting wits and patriotic disposition. A graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, Okoro also has master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, as well as a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Public Administration from the Imo State University, Owerri. He has received training at the Egyptian Police Academy and at the Israeli Intelligence Agency, Mossad, among other high-profile exposures he got nationally and internationally on security matters,” Nwachuku said.