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Gov. Oyetola Reiterates Commitment To Engendering Peaceful Co-existence

Governor of Osun State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola has restated his commitment to engendering peaceful coexistence as well as security of lives and property in the state.

This he said informed his administration’s continued strengthening of the state security framework as well as continually strive to productively engage both indigenes and non-indigenes in the effort to ascertain sustainable peaceful coexistence.

The Governor made this known through his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye during rural engagement to some communities and villages in Olaoluwa Southeast LCDA.

The Governor said concerted efforts had been hinged on fortifying the state security architecture through establishment of Joint Taskforce compromising of conventional security outfits, local hunters and the Osun Amotekun also known as Southwest Security Network Joint Taskforce to also complement the mainstream security agencies in nabbing crimes.

He said such commitment has again been demonstrated by the inauguration of 360 newly-recruited personnel into the state Amotekun Corps with the procurement of 20 security vehicles and several communication gadgets to support them in the discharge of their responsibility, as well as enlistment of 750 vigilantes in all local government areas to provide adequate intelligence on suspicious criminal activities so as to solidify the state security network.

Earlier in their remarks, the non-indigenes in the state threw their weight behind Oyetola’s administration for living up to its responsibility in ensuring security and peaceful coexistence in the state.

Mr. Ibrahim Muhammed who spoke during the event however, urged the government to continue to promote avenues for interactions among the various ethnic groups in the state to sustain the present harmonious relationship.

Adenitan Akinola

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