We ’ll continue to keep Oyo safe, says Makinde
Pledges continuous collaboration with security agencies
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday restated the commitment of the administration to keep Oyo State safe and secure.
The governor, who stated this while receiving the Association of Retired Officers of the Department of State Services of Nigeria (Oyo State Chapter), led by its Chairman, Alhaji Lateef Akinola, said he would continue to strengthen the security architecture in the state.
He said the current administration would involve the retired officers of the Department of State Service (DSS) with a view to improving the security apparatus.
He said: “I will like to say that I am not surprised when the chairman was making his speech and he said the association actually started from Oyo State. It is for that same reason Oyo State is known as a pacesetter state. It is not just the association, even Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) started from here, and that is why we don’t shy away from taking the bull by the horns.”
The governor, while appreciating the serving officers and men of the DSS for their cooperation, said the government would not relent in its efforts at providing adequate support for their smooth operation in the state.
He said that the Amotekun had been acting professionally and protecting everybody in the state, adding that the security outfit will continue to go against criminals.
Earlier, Chairman of the association, Akinola, commended the governor for the unique approach to the issue of security and taking care of their welfare, adding that the association is ready to support and co-operate with the administration.
He said: “We appreciate your unique approach to the issue of security and the special interest of your government in the operational and welfare needs of security and intelligence agencies in the state, and we pledge unalloyed support and co-operation in this respect.
“We acknowledge that we also benefit from your laudable projects/programmes in Oyo State just like every other person. These include prompt payment of salaries, pensions and other emoluments, as well as robust infrastructural development across the state.
“The feat your administration has achieved in educational advancement is also glaring for everyone to see.”