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Makinde vows continuous work on security architecture



Tasks council chairmen on intelligence gathering
• Oyo govt, traditionalists agree to make sacrifices, prayers
• Public affairs analysts raise concern over security scourge

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has said that his administration will continue working on the security architecture of the state to ensure a holistic solution to insecurity challenges being faced by the state.


Makinde, who stated this while closing a two-day retreat for local council chairmen, vice-chairmen and heads of local government administrations in the 33 local councils of the state, said his government had, indeed, been working hard to find a lasting solution to the security challenges. He stated that when the ongoing efforts to rework the security system are completed, the Federal Government would copy the state’s template.

Makinde admonished the council chairmen to step up their game on the issue of security and take responsibility for the security of their domains.

He equally charged them to adopt the state’s security task force approach and work with the Amotekun Corps, federal security agencies and the voluntary policing initiatives of the state government.


He asked the council bosses to raise the scale of intelligence gathering in their domains.

In another development, the Oyo State government and traditional worshipers in the state have agreed to collaborate and invoke spiritual powers to fight insecurity.

This resolution was part of the outcome of deliberations at a meeting on community and public enlightenment on security and peaceful co-existence, which held, yesterday, at the State Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism in Ibadan.

MEANWHILE, Makinde has been urged to tackle security breaches that keep degenerating on a daily basis.

In a statement by the National Association of Public Affairs Analysts (NAPAA) and signed by Moshood Erubami and Jare Ajayi, the body lamented extra-judicial killings in the State, particularly Ibadan, the capital city.


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