Security: Oyetola turns park to base for security agencies
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has restated his administration’s determination to the security and welfare of the people, saying no effort would be spared by the government to protect the lives and property of the citizenry.
He also stated that to effectively police the Osogbo-Gbongan-Ibadan road, the popular Olajoku’s park located at Gbongan junction will be rehabilitated and converted to a Joint Task Force base of the security agencies.
Addressing journalists shortly after the inspection of the facilities the governor said the decision was taken after justifying the significance of the location to the security needs of the state.
He attributed the decision to the need to properly police the area to prevent kidnappers and other criminals from having a field day, saying the initiative would help strengthen the security in the state and ensure adequate protection of lives and property of the citizens.
Olajoku’s park, built in 2013 in memory of the late businessman cum politician, Alhaji Hassan Olajoku, was to serve as the state’s central relaxation centre for motorists in transit.
Oyetola said the government is determined to flush out the criminal elements within and outside the state and also working in collaboration with the security agencies to tackle kidnapping, banditry, and robbery, among others.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Ige, commended the commitment of the state government for tackling insecurity.
Ige who described the move to rehabilitate and convert the park to a security base as a welcome development, said the initiative would further help the security agencies perform optimally.
She noted that turning the park to operational base of the joint task force of the security agencies will further enhance the performance of the security personnel in the state.