I’ll fortify Ondo security architecture —Aiyedatiwa vows


  • As Governor Aiyedatiwa meets AIG, CP, others to curtail security threats

Ondo State Governor, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has disclosed that his administration is in the process of procuring vehicles and gadgets for security agencies in the State to enhance safety of lives and properties.

The Governor disclosed this on Monday at his office in Akure, after meeting with the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police, State Commander of Amotekun and other heads of security agencies in the State.

Governor Aiyedatiwa stressed the critical need to fortify the security architecture within the state, emphasizing a commitment to supporting security agencies with necessary tools and resources.

The purchase of the vehicles, he said, is part of the outlined plans to address the pressing issue of mobility, a significant challenge hindering effective policing.

“We will support our security agencies by providing tools for them, more importantly, more operational vehicles for them to be able to move around, enabling them to navigate diverse terrains and respond swiftly to security threats”, he said.

Additionally, the governor highlighted the distribution of vehicles to Permanent Secretaries in previous months, aimed at facilitating their movement and operational efficiency.

Beyond addressing security concerns, the governor reiterated his continued commitment to enhancing the welfare of citizens by implementing measures to mitigate the impact of economic challenges.

The provision of palliatives to alleviate the effects of fuel subsidy removal and the provision of shuttle buses to civil servants and students exemplify the government’s dedication to supporting the people.

Meanwhile, in demonstrating his commitment to supporting the legislative arm of the state government, the Governor on Monday presented official vehicles to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, and Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abayomi Akinruntan.

Members of the House of Assembly had been presented vehicles last year but those of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker were not included.

Governor Aiyedatiwa stressed the importance of collaboration among stakeholders and state actors for the overall development of the state.

Speaker of the Assembly, Oladiji, who commeded the Governor for keeping to his words, said the vehicles would enhance their legislative responsibilities and foster stronger ties between the Assembly and other branches of government.

The Deputy Governor, Chief Olayide Adelami, the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Tayo Oluwatuyi and
Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prince Segun Omojuwa, were also in attendance at the event.

Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.
February 12, 2024.

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