By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has declared that the state government and security agencies in the state are working round the clock to ensure that the people of the State are safe and secure.
Engineer Makinde stated this while speaking during his inspection tour of security joint base at Mamu Village on the Oyo/Ogun state border .
The governor maintained that the joint security base was established to tackle insecurity, especially cases of kidnapping along the Ibadan/Ijebu-Ode road of the state.
He stressed that toward ensuring adequate security in and across Oyo state, the state government has been providing logistic support for the security agencies to work effectively in the state, saying, “this particular place has really been in the news for kidnapping, people coming across the border to perpetrate evil.”
“This is a pilot project and we want to secure all the entry and exit points to Oyo State. This is the border with Ogun State. If everything works well, because we have CCTV Cameras out there that are being monitored from the control room. If anything is going on here, they can alert us so that the security agencies can deal with the situation appropriately”, he said.
The governor added, ” but for us, if we know people coming in and we can trace them or if any crime is committed inside the state and they want to run out, we can activate the process whereby they can be apprehended at the entry/exit points.”
Speaking further, Governor Makinde said ” the security joint base has a Close Circuit Television (CCTV) and cameras that are being monitored from the state’s control room” , as activities going on in the area can be monitored by security agencies and that they would be alerted to deal with the situation appropriately.
Governor Makinde later presented five operational vehicles to the Nigerian Police, Oyo State Command and another three operational vehicles to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command.
The inspection was witnessed by the Special Adviser on Security, CP Fatai Owoseni(retired) Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Ngozi Onadeko; Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Oyo State Command, Iskilu Akinsanya and the Director of Department of State Service, Oyo State, Clara Olika.