No conspiracy can stop state police in Nigeria, says Akeredolu
• Pledges To Smoke Criminals Out From Hidings
• Donates 50 Fitted Patrol Vehicles To Security Agencies
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has declared that no amount of conspiracy can stop the agitation for state police in the country, stressing that every Nigerian is coming in tune with the exigent need for its creation.
According to him, some powerful people in the North who had earlier condemned the initiative have begun to see the importance of establishing it for the protection of lives and properties.
Akeredolu, who disclosed this while distributing patrol vehicles to the security agencies on Friday at the Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure, said it was “towards boosting the capacity of our men in the line of duty of crime fighting so that our people can go about their businesses and livelihood without fear of molestation or attack.”
The Governor donated 50 fitted patrol vehicles to all the security agencies as part of the commitment of his administration to further strengthen the security of lives and property of the people in the state.
The Governor handed over the fitted patrol vehicles to heads of the security agencies in the state including the army, navy, police, the civil defence corps, Department of the State Services and the Amotekun Corps.
He noted that the commissioning and handing over of additional 50 vehicles was a further demonstration of his commitment to providing the needed support for all security agencies operating in the state.
Governor Akeredolu, who said his administration places a premium on the dignity of human lives, vowed to smoke out all criminals in the state from their hidings and make the state uncomfortable for them.
The Chairman of CIG Motors, Chief Diana Chen, who condemned the June 5, Owo attack, commended Governor Akeredolu for his bold steps in securing the lives and property of the people.
Chief Chen said CIG Motors is happy to partner with the Ondo State Government towards strengthening the State’s security.
She charged the people to support the Amotekun Corps and other security agencies in the state, saying, “It is important for the people to come out and say we are not afraid.”
The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Oguntoyinbo and the Vice Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state, Rt. Rev Ayodeji Akomolafe, lauded the governor for his efforts at securing the lives and property of the people.
They called for the establishment of state police and better empowerment for the Amotekun Corps to be able to bear arms so as to complement the efforts of the security agencies in fighting crimes.