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The Security of Oyo State and Nigeria is above political ambitions – Seyi Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde said efforts have been put in place to curb insecurity in the state, while also imploring political figures to stop fueling insecurity because of their ambitions.

Mr Makinde stated this on Sunday while addressing the congregation at the St. Peters Anglican Cathedral Church, Aremo, Ibadan.

The governor who admitted that the state was experiencing security challenges, however, said it was not peculiar to the state but nationwide.

He said security ought not to be politicised, “but if they are politicising issues of security because they want to be in power in 2023, it means they are making a mistake.

“If there’s no Oyo State or Nigeria by 2023 because of the politicisation of security; who and what are they going to govern?” he asked.

The governor said he and those working with him had taken time to investigate reports of security challenges across the state.

The governor implored those behind the politicisation of security challenges in the state because of their 2023 political ambitions to seek the face of God instead of engaging in actions that could trigger insecurity in the state.

Mr Makinde used the occasion to x-ray efforts made so far by his administration, in addressing the menace of insecurity.

Among the efforts were the purchase of 100 units of KIA cars equipped with communication gadgets for security agencies and re-establishment of Swift Response Squad and Operation Burst.

Others are purchase of all communication equipment by security operatives and establishment of Amotekun security outfit with 1,500 corps.

He reassured all residents of the state that his government would not rest until every nook and cranny of Oyo State was secured.

The governor further felicitated Christians and the entire people of Oyo State for the Easter celebration and admonished them to forgive one another.

Earlier, the Diocesan Archbishop of Ibadan North Diocese, Most Reverend Segun Okubadejo, charged every Christian to emulate the teachings and ways of life of Jesus Christ.

He urged Nigerians not to relent in praying to God Almighty for restoration of peace and a secured nation.

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