The present administration in Ogun State will continue to give necessary support to security agencies with a view to ensuring continued security of lives and property of its citizens.
The State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, gave this assurance in her office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta while playing host to Officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ogun State command, led by its newly deployed Commandant, KolawoleTaiwo.
The Deputy Governor said that NSCDC is an integral part of the security architecture in the State, expressing government’s gratitude for the selfless service the Command is rendering in securing government assets and people of the state as a whole.
While maintaining that men of the Command should continue to exhibit professionalism geared at finding lasting solutions to the security challenge currently plaguing the nation, she recalled that at the inception of the present administration, Governor Dapo Abiodun revamped the Security Trust Fund towards providing the needed impetus for security agencies in the state to succeed.
On the provision of security in learning institutions, Engr Salako-Oyedele said “as we key into the safe school initiative across the country, we look forward to working with you to keep our children safe because our government is particularly concerned about the safety of our students in their learning environments”
In his remarks, the new NSCDC Commandant, Mr. Kolawole Taiwo, said the command is ever ready to give necessary security coverage to the citizens of the state as well as the assets of the nation, adding that the Command has keyed into the safe school initiative with a view to providing necessary security for students in various schools in the State, especially now that the country is experiencing security challenges such as kidnapping and banditry.
In a related development, the Commanding Officer, Federal Fire Service, Ogun State command, Controller Rebecca Muibi, who led her team on a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor’s office commended the state government for its developmental projects across the state, saying the Command is working tirelessly to ensure safety of lives and properties.
She said that, from January till date, 45 fire incidents had been attended to, appealing for more support from the State government to enable the Command discharge it duties effectively.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele, while playing host to members of the Association of Model Islamic Schools (AMIS) Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter in her office, said education was one of the five pillars of the agenda of the Governor Dapo Abiodun administration, revealing that the Governor was not only concerned in infrastructural development, but believes in the welfare and capacity building of its teachers.
While imploring the Association to continue to work with the regulatory agencies to ensure that schools are up to standard, she assured them that government would not hesitate to do anything that would improve the standard of education in the state.
Responding, the Association’s Vice Chairman, Mallam Elias Kehinde, said the Association would continue to support the present administration through prayers in order to achieve the goal of changing the face of the education sector in the State.