Speaking Thursday during a courtesy call on the governor at the state executive chamber, CO Akpan said his posting to the state was a home coming for him having once played for Calabar Rovers Football club.
He commended Ayade for the prevailing low crime rate Cross River enjoys.
“I’m posted here strictly on security duties- for the protection of lives and property. Thank God, Cross River is one of the less vulnerable states in terms of insecurity.
“Thank you, Your Excellency, the job has already been done because if you check the profile of states with criminality, Cross River is one of the least in the country.
“So, I appreciate you, Your Excellency.On behalf of my team, we pledge our readiness to work for you,” he said.
Speaking, Governor Ayade commended the new police boss for immediately swinging into action to tackle crime upon arrival in the state.
He said he believes that “Cross River state will have a very peaceful and wonderful time during his tenure.