Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has stated that his administration will proceed to work with the Nigeria Police and different safety businesses to enhance safety within the state.
Makinde made this disclosure on Tuesday whereas internet hosting the brand new Assistant Inspector Normal of Police, in control of Zone XI, Osogbo, Olasupo Ajani in Ibadan.
DAILY POST learnt that the go to of the AIG to Mr. Makinde was a part of the AIG familiarization go to to the states within the zone.
Makinde, who stated that Nigeria is at the moment witnessing safety challenges, nonetheless, defined that Oyo State is a bit bit peaceable.
He promised that his authorities will proceed to prioritize the welfare of the officers and males of the Policemen within the state.
He enjoined the AIG to name him at any time every time he’s in want of presidency help.
Makinde stated, “Additionally, at the moment, we’re confronted with financial points. So, if you need to do your work within the face of these challenges, it’s virtually like being hit twice as a result of the work itself is tough. When you have got an environment of financial prosperity, the persons are not agitated however, now, any small factor, persons are tensed up.
“Anytime I’m on the street, I witness street rage, aggression and all of that. These aren’t actually regular as a result of, for us, we was once our brothers’ keepers. However lots of people are tensed up and earlier than you realize what’s going on, aggression is transferred. And if you now have to hold out your policing work throughout the context of those occasions, it turns into extraordinarily tough. So, we are going to proceed to assist you, present understanding and work with you thru this difficult interval.
“I need to take this chance to, initially, say thanks to the crew from Osogbo; the Zonal Staff and Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police. I used to be there for our zonal congress. Sure, it was fairly difficult, as a result of earlier than the congress itself, the gist was that there might be bloodshed and all people turned apprehensive.
“However the Zone and the Osun Command took full cost and maintained a peaceable ambiance for us and that made the congress to be adjudged probably the most peaceable zonal congress for PDP in all the nation. So, I take this chance to say thanks to the crew.
“For us in Oyo State, we’re appreciative of the work that the Commissioner of Police is doing right here. We function like the identical household. And everybody in my crew right here has proven dedication to work successfully.
“Initially, in the course of the Finish SARS protest, some stated that I don’t just like the Police however that’s removed from the reality as a result of in relation to inner safety on this nation, we don’t have an alternate. So, we are going to proceed to work collectively. For the Zone additionally, I’ll work with the officers and males.
“I’m obtainable each time. Don’t hesitate to name me if you want our assist. For us, we’re not sparing any effort to maintain our folks protected and safe and we all know that if you don’t have so much to spend due to the financial state of affairs, it’s tough to consider the right way to handle the welfare of the folks.
“However I can guarantee that we’ll nonetheless prioritize the welfare of the officers and males of the Police Drive working with us. We can even lengthen to the zone every so often.”