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Makinde, monarchs, others meet over insecurity

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Makinde spoke at a Town Hall meeting on insecurity, trading and agriculture support. Photo/TWITTER/SEYIAMAKINDE

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday said his administration would do more to end insecurity in Ibarapaland and other areas of the state.

The governor added that insecurity in Ibarapaland has been the most challenging and that his government has put in place measures, including the creation of a Base for Operation Burst in the area and deployment of more Amotekun corps, among others.

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He spoke at a Town Hall meeting on insecurity, trading and agriculture support, attended by traditional rulers, communities, religious bodies, artisanal groups, traders and students. He said that these measures have yielded positive results in the last few months.

Makinde, however, added that with the uncensored feedback he heard from the residents of the area, who spoke freely during the meeting, held at the Eruwa Town Hall, Eruwa, as part of activities marking the second anniversary of his government, it would do more to address security challenges.

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The governor also promised to return to Eruwa in two weeks to flag off the construction of Isaba-Ogundoyin road, adding that he would give an immediate directive that the Operation Zero Potholes intervention should be carried out on the Igboora road and the Eruwa-Lanlate-Maya road.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted Makinde as saying that in order to tackle the security challenge, the government is about to recruit more Amotekun corps, adding that it would also take a decision on what to do with the uncompleted 60-bed health facility in Igangan, which has become a hideout for criminals.

Makinde, who pledged to continue to deliver excellent service to the people of the state, said he has listened to the people and would continue to ensure quality service delivery in the administration’s ‘second half’.

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