Change Of Baton: SP Bala Elkana Takes Over As PPRO Imo State Command

SP Ikeokwu Godson Orlando
SP Ikeokwu Godson Orlando and SP Bala Elkana, Imo State Police Command.

The immediate former Imo state police command public relation officer, SP Ikeokwu Godson Orlando has officially handover to SP Bala Elkana following recent change in the leadership of the public relation office in Imo state police command, as the newly appointed Police Public Relations Officer of Command.

In a press statement by the immediate past Command’s Spokesperson, SP Ikeokwu Godson Orlando stated that, “Imo State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that a new Police Public Relations Officer has been posted to the Command. He is SP Bala Elkana. He takes over from SP Ikeokwu Godson Orlando who has been redeployed to Ondo State Police Command.”

“SP Bala Elkana was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 2003. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB), master degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (MSC), Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) among other academic qualifications.

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He attended several courses among which are Leadership Training, Detective Course, Community Policing, Trainee Course, Combat Operation Course, Emergency Management Course, Police Relations Course. He is a member of the National Institute of Public Relations and also a member of International Association of Chiefs of Police, A Fellow and ICON of Corporate Institute of Adminsitartion.

He has served the force in different capacities notably: – Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Niger, Akwa Ibom and Lagos State Police Commands, respectively. He has also received so many awards among which are: – Best PRO in Nigeria 2020, Best PRO in Africa and Best PRO in Central and West Africa by Security Watch Africa.

SP Bala Elkana can be reached through GSM No. 07063116303, email:, twitter: @eikanabala.

SP Ikeokwu Godson Orlando stated that “I therefore want to thank you all for this rear opportunity of working with you, working with you all have not only been a good experience but also a very rewarding one too, no doubt, I have grown to be a better person through my period in this office.

My consolation is that I am leaving you all in safe hands because I know that the new PPRO is such a wonderful person and will do much better.”

“I hereby urge you to extend all cooperation and support to the new Public Relations Officer (PPRO), please” he concluded.



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