Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has said the State Government would put in place security measures to ensure peace in Ibarapa zone.
The Governor, who stated this while speaking in Igboora, said he feels the pains of the people of the area and his visit was to enable him find lasting solutions to the lingering insecurity issues in the area.
Governor Makinde, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, on Monday, February 1, 2021, stated that the State has approved the setting up of Peace and Security Committee at the Local Government levels.
While addressing Council Chairperson and political office holders from Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa East and Ibarapa North, in Igbo Ora, Governor Makinde also disclosed that the State Government had directed the immediate take-off of an identity management programme to enable it know who is who in the communities.
He said: “We will ensure that our identity management programme takes off as quickly as possible. We will also ensure the setting up of peace and security committee that is all-encompassing in the councils.”
The Governor also urged political office holders to always call the attention of the Government to the happenings within their localities; saying he decided to sleep over in Ibarapa to feel the pulse of the people.
According to the Governor, he cannot sleep with two eyes closed in Ibadan if the people of Ibarapa are unable to sleep with two eyes closed; adding that the the problems of insecurity in Ibarapaland needed to be tackled collectively.
The meeting had in attendance: Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon.’Debo Ogundoyin; Commissioners, Chairmen and members of Boards and Parastatals, members of the State House of Assembly and all the political appointees from Ibarapa zone.