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…To issue executive order for improved security

By Adekola Afolabi

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, has revealed that his administration would soon issue an Executive Order for all places of worship to install Close Circuit Cameras (CCTV) at strategic places in their premises.

This is part of efforts aimed at strengthening the security across the state.

Akeredolu,  who reiterated the  commitment of his administration to the security of lives and property in the state, said he is determined to redouble efforts to improve on it.

He disclosed that prior to the horrific attack on Owo church worshippers, he had  directed the recruitment of 300 fresh personnel into the State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun Corps.

The Governor made the disclosure while receiving members of the  State House Of Assembly, led by the Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, who paid him a condolence visit at his residence in Owo.

He added that more vehicles and ammunitions would also be procured for the Amotekun Corps for effective protection of the people in the state.

Akeredolu described the attack as tragic, saying Ondo State and South-West region have never witnessed such an  ugly incident.

Speaking on behalf of the lawmakers, Oleyelogun commiserated with the Governor and the people of the state, the Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye as well as the families of those who lost their lives to the terror attack at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

The Speaker lamented that it was unfortunate that the house of God which used to be a safe haven has been turned into a scene of massacre by the assailants.

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