Southwest insecurity: Governors plan joint patrol

Southwest insecurity: Governors plan joint patrol

- Governors of southwest states have concluded plans to have a joint security team that will patrol major roads in the region

- According to governor Abiodun, this will provide adequate security to the people of the southwest region of the country

- Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun has announced plans by the Ogun government to amend the laws guiding the security trust fund of the state

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Friday, August 2, announced plans by governors of the southwest zone to operate a joint security team to patrol the entire region.

Abiodun disclosed this in Abeokuta at a sensitisation programme on the vision and focus of his administration held in preparation of the 2020 budget .

“A joint security team that will patrol major roads and provide adequate security to the people of the southWest region of the country will soon be set up,” he said.

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Abiodun, who expressed concern over the security situation in the country, said governors in the region had concluded arrangements over the issue.

He noted that no serious investor would be willing to commit funds in an area where they were not sure of the security of their lives and investments.

The governor also announced plans by the Ogun government to amend the laws guiding the security trust fund of the state.

Abiodun said that an amended Security Trust Fund Bill would soon be forwarded to the state House of Assembly for legislative action.

He said that major stakeholders would be involved in the management of the fund, adding that under the proposed arrangement, they would be allowed to take decisions without waiting for him.

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The governor also stated that the government had commenced palliative measures on some bad roads in the state, particularly federal roads linking Ogun and Lagos states.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government announced plans to establish a community policing initiative which will see 40,000 people recruited across the 774 local government areas of the country.

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