Old Oyo National Park Conservator Visits Police Commissioner, Advocates for Inclusion of Park in State’s Security Architecture

The Conservator of Old Oyo National Park, CP Caroline Samuel Olory has reiterated the need for inclusion of the Park in the Oyo State security architecture to enhance the collaborative efforts of security agencies in the State.

The first female Conservator of a Park in West Africa made the remark on 20th July 2022 when she paid a courtesy visit to the new Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams at the state Police Command, Eleyele, Ibadan.

CP Olory while highlighting the contributions of National parks to humanity,  emphasised the need to strengthen synergy with the Police and other security agencies to prevent the infiltration of miscreants into the National Park which is surrounded by rural communities.

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She said the Park is relatively safe, but necessary measures must be taken to sustain the peace.

Olory also emphasised the need to accommodate the Park in the State Security Council where important security issues are discussed for the Park to make inputs towards having a holistic approach to insecurity in the state.

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Responding, the Commissioner of Police, CP Williams Adebowale hinted that he is familiar with NPS, having previously worked with Kainji Lake National Park as Police Area Commander.

He agreed that there was a need for Old Oyo National Park to be part of the state security architecture.

He assured the CP of his readiness to strengthen the synergy with the Park in the areas of intelligence sharing and joint patrols.


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