Gov hands over Operational Vehicles to Command, promises to rebuild Police Station
The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has presented 10 Operational Vehicles to 10 Police Area Commands in the state.
The presentation of the vehicles was made during an interactive programme held at the frontage of the Presidential Lodge, Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, said the vehicles were meant to assist the activities of the command and to boost the morale of the security men in the state.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the security challenges facing the nation were mega and multifarious, while the resources to tackle the problem are meagre.
He commended the officers and men of the Oyo State Police Command for keeping the state safe and also charged them to engage more in intelligence-gathering and community policing rather than running after the perpetrators after the crime has been committed.
Governor Makinde promised to rebuild the Ojoo Police Station destroyed by hoodlums during the EndSARS protests, as soon as the state police command releases the new modern police building plan.
Earlier in his remarks the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Adebowale Williams, appreciated the support, which the Police Command has continued to enjoy from the state government, including the provision of various security devices, gadgets and other logistics.
He emphasised that the reinvigorated security strategies in the state has helped to reduce crimes to the barest minimum.
Similarly, the Executive Assistant to Governor on Security Matters, CP Sunday Odukoya (rtd) also appreciated the smooth relationship existing between the state government and police.