Oyo state governor; Engr Seyi Makinde has again reiterated his administration’s readiness to revamp Oyo State’s security.
Makinde’s comments were made known during the Zonal Peace and Security Committee of the Ibadan Outer City inauguration on Monday held at Award Hall, Akinyele Local Government Secretariat, Moniya, Ibadan.
The governor’s thoughts on the current Security challenge faced in the country were that these issues could only be tackled properly and eradicated when individuals and stakeholders neglect party affiliations, tribes and ethnic disposition to address insecurity.
Governor Makinde was represented by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Chief ‘Bayo Lawal, who stated that having realized that Federal and State governments at all levels have bigger steps to take to curb insecurity ravaging the Country.
He also said that because of this, the governor has ordered that a Peace Security Committee be inaugurated in the 7 Geopolitical Zones in the State to enhance the activities of the security agencies.
The Commissioner also revealed that Ibadan Outer Zone Committee comprises of Akinyele , Iddo, Oluyole, Ona-Ara, Egbeda and Lagelu Local Governments and that their Local Council Development areas will work together.
He further said that the committee members will have representatives from government security agencies and local security groups such as the Amotekun corps, Community Development Centre, religious groups, vigilantes, and non-indigene within the areas.
While appreciating the present government in the state for its efforts in curbing insecurity ravaging the country which Oyo state is not exempted, the Chairman, Police Community Relations Committee, Egbeda, Engr. Adisa Moses, urged State government to see to the rebuilding of affected police Stations damaged during the #EndSars Protest.