Makinde’s Resolve To Use State, Local Govt Security Committees Will End Crisis In Oyo State – Balogun Olubadan

Gov Makinde of Oyo State

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Olubadan-in- Council on Tuesday declared that the decision of Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration to make use of the State Security Committee as well as the local government security committee will  end insecurity in Oyo State.
Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Olakulehin Owolabi said this in Ibadan while speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the new executive committee of Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association (NATA).
According to the Balogun Olubadan, the decision by the State government should be supported by all indigenes of the State as security of lives and properties required volunteering information for the security agencies to nip crime in the bud.
“It is no more what the government will do or is doing to address insecurity, the government has taken the right step by giving logistics support to the agencies in charge of security and has also recently adopted the use of State and local government security committees to preempt and nip the crisis in the bud.” he said
The Balogun Olubadan added, “what is left is to give our support, as the traditional council or traditional institution is concerned, in Ibadan for example, every compound has a Mogaji, it is the duty of this Mogaji to bring reports of security breach to the ears of the committee before it escalates, this is the best way to go.”
He then tasked NATA members in Oyo State to key into the security programmes of the government and solicit information as according to him, no successful crime could be perpetrated without the use of automobiles.
Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, charged  NATA members to continue in giving its support to the State government by being security conscious.
The Commissioner stressed that the unity of the association was sacrosanct to get success in their immediate and future endeavors, charging them to use their position as individuals who see and hear information about what is happening in the society to brief security accordingly whenever they noticed any attempt to disrupt the peace in Oyo State.
The newly-sworn in Chairman of NATA, Oyo State, Comrade Wemimo Oladokun said the power of number, which the association has would be deployed to support the present administration in Oyo State to succeed in stamping out insecurity.
Comrade Oladokun pointed out that the 2.5million members of NATA in Oyo State would be engaged to be the eyes and ears of government at every nook and cranny of the State.
He however sought the intervention of governor Seyi Makinde in helping the association achieve its aims and objectives in moving the association forward, part of which he said was the need for an association bus and empowerment programme for members.
“We have over 2.5million members in the State and we are ready to mobilize them to be the eyes and ears of security agencies so as to give support to the stride of our dear governor in ridding Oyo State of crime.
“The governor has shown us all that he is all ears especially on issues that affect the common citizens like security, health, public education and public infrastructures, we need to give him our own support and I pledge this before my people that we will start doing that to make Oyo State the best among its equals.”ENDS.


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