Security : Governor Oyebanji presents Proforce APCs, Operational Vehicles, Gadgets to Ekiti Police.
Governor Oyebanji says the gesture is geared towards supporting the police to improve its operations.
Implores the police to make judicious use of the equipment and ensure the vehicles are properly maintained.
In a bid to strengthen security architecture of Ekiti State, Governor Biodun Oyebanji has donated Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and other security equipment and gadgets to the State Command of the Nigeria Police.
The donations included ten units of patrol vehicles, two Proforce Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), 50 units of Helmet level 3a, 50 bulletproof vests level 4, 80 pairs of tactical boots, and 80 pieces of batons.
According to the Governor, the gesture is geared towards supporting the police to improve its operations and ensure a safer and more peaceful environment in the state.
During the presentation on Friday at the Fajuyi Pavilion in Ado Ekiti, Oyebanji said the vehicles were meant to assist the activities of the command and boost the morale of its officers and men.
According to Governor Oyebanji :
“As we all know, the bedrock of good governance is peace and security without which no development is possible. It is in the realization of this that we have paid a lot of attention to the security of lives and properties in the state.
“Aside from isolated cases of kidnapping incidences reported in recent time, the state has been relatively peaceful and remained one of the most secured states in the country.
“In spite of this exciting records of peaceful atmosphere, we recognized the enormous works that still need to be done to better enhance the security of lives and properties in the Nigeria state.
“We will therefore continue to evaluate security situation of the state and respond accordingly, more than ever, we are committed to the welfare and increased capacity of the security agencies to respond to security challenges.
“It is in fulfilment of this commitment that we have procured these equipment with the aim of strengthening security architecture to be able to respond more assuredly to any security challenge within the state.
“It is therefore my honour to present the following items to Ekiti state Police Command as the first tranche of our support to the command.”
While imploring the police to maintain the vehicles, he challenged them to work assiduously in developing capacity to combat kidnapping, burglary and other violent crimes that still occur in the state.