Makinde Vows to Complete Light Up Oyo Project before Christmas

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Wednesday, said that the “Light Up Oyo Project” embarked upon by his administration has enhanced security architecture and boosted the economy of the state.

Makinde, who stated this at the executive council chamber of his office, while receiving delegates from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, led by Air Vice Marshal Ebenezer Alade.

The governor appreciated them for choosing Oyo state as one of the states to carry out their research tagged, “Enhancing Natural Security through Social Economic Development”.

A statement by Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa quoted the governor as saying that his government was looking towards resounding successes in its four key pillars which include: health, education, security and economic expansion through agriculture value chain.

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The statement further stated that the governor reiterated his administration’s plan to keep supporting the security agencies in order to reduce crime to its barest minimum in the state.

He said, “Yes, we are taking as many people as possible off the streets as far as the security situation in Oyo state is concerned. You can go out at night to see what we are doing about the Light Up Project.

“And what we have done is just about 30 per cent of what we are supposed to do on the project. And I assure that we will attain 100 percent on or before Christmas.

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“That has assisted the security agencies to go out freely. They can see well ahead of them and can plan. We have done over 250km of street lighting within the state,” the governor added.

Earlier in his remarks, the Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Air Vice Marshal Ebenezer Alade said the tour of the eight states of the federation is an annual ritual programme and part of the school curriculum, that allows the students to carry out various research across the states.

Air Vice Marshall Alade noted that security in this era is beyond human security which requires more of social welfare and human development to reduce crime.

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“We are on a study tour to Oyo state to meet with His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde. I want to appreciate the state for the warm reception as well.

“I want to use this opportunity to appreciate what the governor has been doing, which we are very proud of. And we pray that God will continue to be with you so that the state will continue to progress and enjoy your good works.

“On that note, we thank you for hosting us and we wish you all the best”, he concluded.


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