Osun state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has reiterated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring peace and adequate security of people of the state.
He hailed the officers and men of Nigeria Police for displaying ‘high sense of professionalism’ in managing the security in the state.
Speaking during the visit of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 11, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, to the governor on Thursday, Oyetola said his commitment to the security was hinged on the importance of the sector to the peace of the state.
Oyetola said he has been working hard to build a helipad to support security surveillance in the state. He commended the security agencies for maintaining peace in Osun state, adding “we are very proud of the activities of the security agencies in the state.
“We are committing resources to advance security because of our consciousness to the security of lives and property of the citizenry. We are lucky in our state to have been blessed with efficient, effective and proficient officers and men of Nigeria Police Force.
“We will continue to support the police in terms of logistics as we remain security partners”, the governor said.
Earlier, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 11, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, said the cooperation being received from the state government has made it easy to keep crime rate low in the state.
He said, “There is no doubt in the fact that we have received timely and prompt security support from Osun state and this has really helped us to deliver on our mandate.
“It is on record that Osun is one of the safest states in Nigeria today and this couldn’t be achieved without your relentless efforts.
“We are fully aware of support given to ease the smooth running of our activities and this had in no measure contributed significantly to the successes the state had recorded in security sector.”
The AIG hinted that the Zonal Command would organise a Security Stakeholders’ Forum that will serve as a platform to combat crimes in the state.
He said the police would continue to render services that would promote the security of lives and property of the citizens.
“We are working round the clock to maintain and sustain the relative peace that Osun is enjoying at the moment, that is why we are bringing on board a Security Stakeholders’ Forum that will help to drive this mission.
“The issue of crime management has been at the front burner of our activities as we remain committed to free Osun from crime and criminality”, Oyebade said.