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Fayemi seeks synergy among security agencies to curb crimes

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Kayode Fayemi


Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, urged increased synergy among the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ekiti State Security Network Agency (Amotekun) and other security agencies to fight crimes and criminals in the state.

Fayemi, who gave the charge while receiving the state Commandant of the NSCDC, John Fayemi, in his office in Ado-Ekiti, noted that the synergy was necessary for the security agencies in the state not to work at cross-purposes.

The governor said his administration had resolved to continue working with all the security apparatuses in the state in conjunction with the communities to rid the state of criminal elements.

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While wishing the new commandant successful career and tenure in the state, the governor urged him to ensure that his men are adequately prepared to effectively respond to distress calls, adding that the state has a policy of supporting security institutions with tools and other logistics.

He noted that Ekiti remains relatively peaceful, adding that his appeal is that all crimes must be thwarted and criminals brought to book speedily.

Fayemi, however, reminded the NSCDC boss of the need to be mindful of the human rights of the citizens, particularly the fact that no one should be deemed guilty until pronounced by a court of competent jurisdiction.

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“One thing I want you to note as you are back in your assignment here and working with the Special Adviser on Security, the CSO and all the team on security, is that you will also have the onerous task of working with the police command, Department of State Services (DSS) as well as Amotekun Corps, all of which are dedicated to ensuring that Ekiti State is rid of these marauders,” he said.

Earlier, the new Commandant commended the governor on his mission and vision of restoring the lost glory of Ekiti State in the area of economy, education and the health sector.

He also appreciated the efforts of the governor in his drive to ensure security of life and property by collaborating with all security outfits.

The commandant, who assured that the NSCDC was ready to work assiduously, solicited more logistics that will enable them perform effectively and efficiently.

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