Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has stated that his administration will proceed to work with the Nigeria Police and different safety companies to enhance safety within the state.
Makinde made this disclosure on Tuesday whereas internet hosting the brand new Assistant Inspector Common of Police, answerable for 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 present witnessing safety challenges, nonetheless, defined that Oyo State is somewhat 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, right now, we’re confronted with financial points. So, if it’s a must 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’ve 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 should not actually regular as a result of, for us, we was our brothers’ keepers. However lots of people are tensed up and earlier than what’s going on, aggression is transferred. And if you now have to hold out your policing work inside 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, to begin with, say thanks to the group from Osogbo; the Zonal Crew 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 will probably be bloodshed and everyone grew to become 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 group.
“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 group 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 another. So, we are going to proceed to work collectively. For the Zone additionally, I’ll work with the officers and males.
“I’m accessible each time. Don’t hesitate to name me if you want our assist. For us, we aren’t sparing any effort to maintain our folks secure and safe and we all know that if you don’t have loads to spend due to the financial state of affairs, it’s tough to consider how one can 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 Pressure working with us. We may even lengthen to the zone from time to time.”