INSECURITY: Orelope LG Chairman Supports Vigilantes, Hunters with Motorcycle

In a bid to support the fight against banditry and crime in Oyo state, the recently elected chairman of Orelope Local Government, Hon. Akeem Adepoju Raheem has gifted the vigilante corps and local hunters in his council area five new motorcycles.

Hon Adepoju, while presenting the Bajaj bikes to representatives of the security operatives at a ceremony on Friday, stated that the gesture is to help the Vigilantes and hunters of the council double their efforts in the fight against banditry and to also complement Governor Seyi Makinde’s fight against insecurity.

The Chairman also assured the vigilantes and local hunters that the groups should expect more motorcycles and operational input to enhance efficient regular security operations, urging them to always comport themselves in a responsible manner so as to avoid penalties.

The chairman also charged the vigilantes and residents of the local government to dial the state’s Security Code 615 whenever there are security challenges. He sounded a note of warning, however, and made it clear to them that the number must not be toyed with.

Raheem urged residents of the local government to continue to support Governor Seyi Makinde so that he would consolidate his vision and achievements in the areas of security, education, health and steady expansion of the state’s economy.

Earlier, the chairman, Ifelodun Omo Igboho, Mr. Badmus Imran, eulogized Governor Makinde for tackling the security challenges facing the state head-on.

In a related development, the council chairman, the legislators and council officials inspected the Igboho Abattoir, a Garri Processing Company in Igbope, the scene of a fire incident at Owode area and a site proposed for the construction of a shopping complex in Obaago.

Speaking shortly after visiting these places, the chairman said: “Today, we paid visits to about four different places and the purpose of the visits was the same; to see first-hand the situation of things in those facilities and how best we can address the challenges.

“As you know that health is one of the pillars of the administration, we are moving in immediately to salvage the situation at the Abattoir. We will construct a borehole there and also ensure that facilities that are needed for proper hygienic practices are in place.”

“We also visited a shop burnt at Owode and we will be putting in place a new structure while a shopping complex is also proposed in Obaago, where the old Police Station used to be.”

“We also inspected a Federal Government-owned Garri Processing Unit under the defunct Better Life Programme, in Igbope and we are going to put structures in place for that place to come alive and give necessary value to our people.”

He added: “As I said recently that we will drive the expansion of Orelope’s economy through commerce, all these visits sit well with our agenda to develop the economy of the local government. But at the heart of everything is the issue of security and that is why we are leaving no stone unturned to ensure the security of lives and property in Orelope.”

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