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Regional News of Thursday, 11 November 2021

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Akeredolu urges Ondo monarchs to support fight against crime

Photo of Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu Photo of Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu

The Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has admonished the traditional rulers in the 18 Local Government Areas of the state, to support his administration in the fight against crime across the state.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Local Government and Chieftancy Matters, Mr Segun Odusanya, the governor said his administration was making all efforts to reduce insecurity to the barest minimum in the state.

Akeredolu made the call at the presentation of the staff of office to the new monarch of Irese Community, in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Ahmed Saka on Thursday, November 11, he also urged the traditional ruler, his counterparts, and the people of the community to join the state government’s developmental agenda of the state.

According to the Akeredolu, the government was making vigorous efforts to ensure that the people of the state were secured, part of which led to the creation of the state security agency, also known as Amotekun Corps.

He said, "I implore traditional rulers in Ondo State to henceforth go the extra mile in providing community policing for the security of lives of their people. Our people should earnestly watch and report strange faces and movements in our communities to the appropriate law enforcement agents so that, together we can eradicate the menace of insecurity in our land."

We have passed and signed the law against open grazing. We hope that with the steps taken so far and the present level of investment in security, the issue of criminality in our forest will be a thing of the past.

FCT becoming communities without govt presence on security, facilities – forum defence minister laments rising insecurity, secession agitation, food shortage. The new monarch, Oba Ahmed Saka urged the state government to extend development to his community, saying that there were tourists attractions in the community which needed to be developed and could generate revenue for the community and the state in general.

“We want the state government to help us establish our tourist potential. Irese is home to some of the jaw-dropping wonders of nature. We have two peculiar streams jointly called Matasira, that are antagonistic to each other especially when a person scoops water from one and splashes it into the other,” Oba Saka said.

The traditional ruler also demanded, from the governor, a good road network, modern markets and other infrastructural development in the community.