Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has said that inter-agency collaboration among security services has greatly boost the security situation in Oyo State.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, Governor Makinde stated this during a reception organized for the 163 newly promoted Senior Officers of Security Agencies in Oyo State, held at the Lawn Tennis Court, Police Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.
The statement quoted the Governor as saying that the collaboration among the Police and other Security Agencies in the State has helped the task of maintaining peace, security and protection of lives and property of the people in all the nooks and crannies of the State.
Governor Makinde said the collaborative efforts of all the Security Agencies in State has helped to reduce crime and criminality to the barest minimum, adding that the inter-agency collaboration among the security agencies has made the objective of securing the State easy to achieve.
The Pacesetter State Governor, who described the inter-agency collaboration among security agencies in the State as top-notch, noting that there was always eagerness from one agency to assist the other in achieving the objective of securing the State, tasked the security agencies to “keep up” collaborative spirit and not relent in pursuing the goal of keeping Oyo State safe and peaceful.
While congratulating the newly promoted Senior Officers, Governor Makinde charged them to see their promotions as call to do more for the country, urging them to be good ambassadors of the State and charged those still expecting their promotions to work harder, praying that God will uplift them in due course.
Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Mr Shina Olukolu, appreciated the Governor Makinde-led administration in the State for the huge support it has been giving to the security in the task of securing the State.
He maintained that Governor Makinde’s administration, in just seven months, has surpassed the previous administrations in the State in terms of provisions to enhance the performance of the Police in securing the State; stating further that the Police and other Security Agencies in the State would continue to work together to maintain peace and
security of lives and properties across the length and breadth of the State.