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Akeredolu hails Adeyeye over donation to Amotekun Corps

By Adekola Afolabi

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The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has emphasised his belief in state police as a recipe to guarantee security in the country, even as he called on the National Assembly to make necessary amendments to the Constitution to allow for the creation of state police in the interest of the country and the citizenry.

The Governor spoke at the presentation of high tech Surveillance Drone and five brand new operational motorcycles donated to Amotekun Corps by Dr. Jibayo Adeyeye, Special Adviser to the Governor on Strategy, Political and Legislative Matters.

The donor, Dr Adeyeye said the gesture  is to mark his  birthday celebration and support Governor Akeredolu’s relentless efforts in tackling insecurity across the state.

The event was also attended by wife of the donor, Prof Mrs Olufunke Adeyeye; Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Wale Akinterinwa; Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Adewale Akinlosotu; Chairman, Ondo East Local Government, Akinkuotu Olawale and his Ondo West counterpart, Akinsulire Ebenezer among other dignitaries.

Akeredolu who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale, at the event held at Amotekun Head Office, Akure, particularly lauded the donor for supporting what is crucial to the state government, stressing that security of lives and property of the citizens is paramount to his administration.

The Governor explained that the kind gesture would go a long way in assisting Amotekun Corps in combating crimes and criminalities in the state.

While noting that security has gone beyond mere firing of guns, Akeredolu stressed the importance of modern technology, gadgets and equipments to effectively fight insecurity.

He also lauded the Amotekun Corps for living up to expectations, even as he encouraged other well-meaning individuals and corporate organizations to contribute their quotas to further boost the security architecture in the state.

Earlier, the donor explained that the drone is capable of at least surveying about 7kilometres radius, adding “this drone can fly not less than 500metres into the air, you are not going to see it when it is moving around. It can be in the air for not less than 45 minutes.

“Like every other thing in Nigeria, government alone cannot do it. Every citizen must be ready to support what government is doing, and that is why I have come to give my own widow’s mite to support Mr Governor in equipping Amotekun Corps in the state.  I’m giving Amotekun Corps five motorcycles, and most importantly, a Surveillance Drone”, Dr Adeyeye stressed.

Commander of Amotekun Corps and Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, who expressed the Corps’ gratitude to the donor, equally explained that the drone and motorcycles donated would further enhance the operational capabilities of the Corps.

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