The Oyo State Government, as part of its efforts to secure the lives and properties of the entire citizenry of the State, has established Oyo Zonal Peace Security Committee to strengthen the activities of the default security agencies.
While inaugurating the committee at Atiba Hall in Oyo East Local Government, the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Chief Bayo Lawal, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Segun Ajekiigbe, announced that it’s essential to put such committee in place, to overcome security challenges in the area, saying that the action was following the command of Governor Seyi Makinde to inaugurate security committees within the 7 political Zones in the State to tackle the security challenges facing the country, in which Oyo State is not exempted.
According to him, the Ibarapa Zone was recently inaugurated while the remaining Zones in the State would be inaugurated in no time, adding that the committee will contain all local security agencies from all the local government areas within the State to create synergy to tackle the insecurity plaguing the State.
Following his statement, the committee, which comprised all the local government areas in the Oyo zone such as Oyo East, Oyo West, Atiba and Afijio as well as their local council development areas (LCDAs), should be united to achieve teamwork and purposeful results.
Adding that the committee’s monthly meeting and resolutions should be forwarded to the Governor through the State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters.
In her remarks, the Iyaloja Afijio Local Government, Chief Balkis Ogungbile, applauded Governor Makinde for his various move to tackle insecurity in the State urging him to give more logistics power to the Amotekun.
Dignitaries at the event were the immediate past Caretaker Chairmen and their Heads of Local Governments Administration (HLGAs), representatives of Amotekun corps, Nigeria Police and other securities personnel.