The Oyo Government on Thursday handed over another 30 operational vehicles to security agencies so as to help them more in securing lives and properties in the state.
The deputy governor of Oyo, Barr. Bayo Lawal, while presenting the vehicles on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde, said it was part of their effort to strengthen the state’s security architecture.
Lawal added that the vehicles were in fulfilment of some of the promises Makinde had made prior to the 2023 general election, which took place in February and March.
“I like to say this is a promise kept. In the buildup to the 2023 general election, the governor made a promise that the security apparatus in the state will be fortified in a way that even criminals will hesitate to come into the state,” he said.
“While commissioning the rebuilt Ojoo Police Station, the governor delivered around 75 units of vehicles to be distributed to various Divisional Police Headquarters in Oyo State. We were all witnesses to the epoch-making event.
“Today, in fulfillment of further promises, the governor made a commitment to give the balance of the vehicles to the Divisional Police Headquarters and we thank God this morning that the promise is being kept.
“At the close of our security meeting yesterday, the governor said we should hand over the vehicles for the purpose of maintaining security in Oyo State. They must be utilised mainly for the purpose of security maintenance.”
He also explained that, all together, the Oyo government is giving out 30 units of security vehicles for the purpose of maintaining peace and security in the state.
The deputy governor further expressed belief that with all the effort being put in place, criminals will look elsewhere to perpetrate their heinous crimes.
In a bid to enhance security and protect the lives and properties of the citizens of Oyo State, the government has recently presented 30 operational vehicles to various security agencies. This move is aimed at strengthening the state’s security architecture and ensuring a safer environment for all residents.
During the presentation ceremony, which was carried out by the deputy governor of Oyo State, Barr. Bayo Lawal, on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde, it was highlighted that these vehicles are part of the promises made by Governor Makinde prior to the 2023 general election. The governor had pledged to fortify the security apparatus in the state to a level that would deter criminals from entering Oyo State.
It is worth noting that this is not the first initiative of its kind undertaken by the Oyo government. In a previous event where the Ojoo Police Station was inaugurated, approximately 75 vehicles were delivered to different Divisional Police Headquarters across the state. This latest commitment to provide additional vehicles to the Divisional Police Headquarters further underscores the government’s dedication to maintaining and improving security levels in Oyo State.
The deputy governor stressed that the vehicles should be primarily utilized for security maintenance purposes. Moreover, he expressed his confidence that with the combined efforts of the government and security agencies, criminals will be deterred from carrying out their nefarious activities within the state’s borders.
Overall, the Oyo government’s provision of 30 security vehicles serves as a vital step toward ensuring peace and security in the state. By fulfilling these promises, the government is actively demonstrating its commitment to the safety and well-being of its citizens.