Oyebanji tasks council chairmen on effective security
Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has urged chairmen and leadership of local council and council development areas (LCDAs) to ensure security of life and property in their communities.
The governor, worried by the spate of kidnappings in some parts of the state, made the call at the weekend while receiving chairmen and leadership of Ekiti West Local Council, Ekameta and Okemesi-Ido Ile LCDAs at his Ikogosi-Ekiti country home.
Oyebanji, who expressed fear over recent kidnappings in the axis, charged the chairmen to collaborate with residents and government to ensure an end to criminal activities in their areas.
He equally tasked the leadership of the council to love and accommodate each other, assuring them that his administration is committed to the overall development of the state.
The governor, while restating his vision to make the state flourish and prosper, said that his administration had also set in motion aggressive rehabilitation of all roads for easy accessibility and as well boost economic activities of the state.
He added that efforts were ongoing to ensure effective and efficient electricity supply to the area.
“My charge to our leaders is to please let us love each other, let us accommodate each other and let us know that if we co-operate, development will come to our local councils and towns. I am always proud of Ekiti West when we were still in old Ekiti West even till now for the love we shared in all the towns and I want that love to remain.
“Let me also appeal to us on security as kidnappers are resurfacing in some areas and we must sit down as a community and as a government to ensure that we don’t allow it to happen because where there is no security, people will run away from such place,” the governor stated.
Earlier in his remarks, Chairman of Ekiti West Local Council, Olusesan Okere, said the purpose of their visit was to celebrate the Easter festivity with the governor and to tell him that they appreciate what he has been doing since he came to office as governor.
Okere said the whole Ekiti West was very proud of the achievements of the governor in less than six months in office.
He equally used the opportunity to ask the governor for an institution that would serve as catalyst for socio-economic development of the area.