Aiyedatiwa presents vehicles to security agencies

As part of the efforts to ensure adequate security across the state, the Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa on Wednesday, presented over 25 Hilux vehicles to various security agencies in the state.

Presenting the vehicles to the heads of the security agencies at the governor’s office car park, in Akure, Aiyedatiwa said the gesture was the first batch of the provision of operational vehicles to boost security by the administration.

Emphasising the vital role that the security agencies play in safeguarding the lives and properties of the people of the state, the governor expressed his commitment to prioritising the security and safety of residents of the state.

He said, “As an integral part of government functionaries, it is no gainsaying that security agencies are pivotal to the overall security architecture of any society. This daunting task often requires patrolling from one location to another.

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“To ease this important yet herculean function, we are providing these high-grade Toyota Hilux vehicles to enhance performance in the discharge of their security mandate.”

The governor promised to continue with the legacy of his predecessor, the late Rotimi Akeredolu, who was instrumental in establishing the South-West Security Network, also known as the Amotekun Corps.

“I remain steadfastly committed to putting the security and safety of our people first. Since I assumed office, I have consistently emphasized the need for all security stakeholders and state actors to work as one to secure lives and property,” he added.

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The governor also highlighted the increased need for security during election periods, acknowledging the surge in criminal activities during such times, noting that the new vehicles would motivate and assist security agencies in carrying out their critical duties.

He assured that his administration would continue to support security agencies, promising that those who did not benefit from the batch would receive their vehicles in due course.

He also promised to continue to give logistic support and urged the security agencies to make good use of the vehicles to maintain law and order in the state.

“It should be noted that these vehicles are in addition to the regular logistic support we have been providing for all our security outfits. While assuring you that this kind of intervention shall continue subject to the availability of funds, I charge you to make good use of these vehicles and continue to work tirelessly to keep our state safe.

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“To the good people of the Sunshine State, we assure you that we will not relent in creating a secure and prosperous environment for all,” the governor stressed.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tayo Oluwatuyi, emphasized the current administration’s commitment to enhancing the efficiency of security agencies within Ondo State.

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