POCACOV Taps Austine Alaba Medaiyedu to Lead Anti-Cultism Drive in Kogi

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The National Coordinator of the Police Campaign Against Cultism And Other Vices (POCACOV), DSP Olabisi Oluseyi Okuwobi, has announced the appointment of Hon. Austine Alaba Medaiyedu as the pioneer Chairman of POCACOV in Kogi State.

POCACOV is a crucial initiative by the Nigeria Police Force aimed at saving the country’s youth from the clutches of cultism and other vices. The campaign is built on the principles of community policing, with the goal of reaching out to various stakeholders, including the youth, transporters, artisans, faith-based and community-based organizations, traditional rulers, students, market organizations, sister security agencies, the media, and development partners, to join forces with the police in creating a safe and secure nation.

Hon. Austine Alaba Medaiyedu, a pioneer graduate of political science from the University of Abuja, Nigeria, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He has a background in print and marketing media and has previously served as a Special Assistant (Special Duties) and Special Adviser (Intergovernmental Affairs) under the administrations of Alhaji Ibrahim Idris and Captain Idris Wada, former Governors of Kogi State.

With his extensive socio-political and intellectual experience, Hon. Austine Alaba Medaiyedu is expected to contribute significantly to the success of POCACOV in Kogi State. He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with two children.

This appointment marks a crucial step in the ongoing efforts to combat cultism and other vices among the youth in Kogi State, and the Nigeria Police Force is confident that Hon. Medaiyedu’s leadership will be instrumental in achieving the campaign’s objectives.


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