The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has told newly deployed commissioner of police in the state, Yomi Oladimeji, that he is welcome to tackle the countless security challenges facing the state.
Mr. Abiodun revealed this when Oladimeji paid a courtesy visit to his office in Abeokuta on Friday.
“CP Oladimeji, you have your job cut out for you. We have had farmer/herders crises in the past, and we are facing issues of cultism that continue to rise, which we find very strange.
“There are kidnapping issues here and there, but I must thank the men and women of our law enforcement architecture, including the police, DSS, the military, Civil Defence and other members of our security architecture for the hard work,” he said.
Mr Abiodun mentioned that the state had acquired drones to allow it to monitor the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and other major highways to identify threats and respond to them with dispatch.
The governor said Ogun, as a state with the highest number of industries and also serving as the education and religious capital, was expected to have an influx of people with its attendant challenges.
He added that his administration desired to have a crime-free society to attract more investors to the state.He observed that despite numerous challenges facing the country, the state had remained peaceful, attributing the feat to the inter-agencies synergy among heads of security agencies.
Mr Abiodun added that deploying a water cannon and Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) by the IGP would help tackle crimes and criminalities in the state.
Earlier, CP Oladimeji explained that the mission in the state was to protect the lives of law-abiding citizens to enable them to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
”All we need is the cooperation of the people and assistance from the government,” the CP said.