Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed that his administration will soon take delivery of drones to enhance security and assist security agencies in monitoring identified black spots in the state.
He noted that the drones would be deployed, particularly, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, to combat kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other crimes being perpetrated on the highway.
The governor gave this hint during the launch of the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem, at the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
Abiodun, who reiterated that his administration would continue to find ways of supporting security agencies in the state, disclosed that plans were underway to partner top personnel in the law enforcement to work with the state by assisting with training, support and fund-raising.
“We will soon be taking delivery of the drones we have ordered. This will allow us to monitor the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and all those areas where people engage in nefarious activities.
“We will continue to find those that will collaborate with us. I recently met with two people, who are highly placed in law enforcement, and have decided that they are going to work with us by assisting with training, support and fund-raising. I will unveil these people in the next couple of weeks and introduce them to you,” the governor stated.
He, therefore, on behalf of the state government, donated N10 million to the Nigeria Legion and charged its personnel to continue to discharge their duties accordingly.
The governor called on Nigerians to see the remembrance of the country’s fallen heroes as an opportunity to appreciate their sacrifices by looking after the welfare of their immediate family members, noting that they shouldn’t be left alone to weather the storm of loneliness.
Abiodun congratulated the Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Brig-Gen. Isa Abdullahi, and his counterpart at the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mrs. Archie-Abia Ibinabo, on their promotion to the rank of Major General in the Nigerian Army and Assistant Controller General of NDLEA, respectively.
He commended the duo for discharging their duties very responsibly and meritoriously.
In his remarks, the state chairman of the Nigeria Legion, Master Warrant Officer, Olumuyiwa Orukotan (rtd), commended the governor for being a pillar of support to the Legion in the state. He lauded him for empowering over 120 widows in the last two years.
Orukotan disclosed that the Legion had directed chairmen and legionnaires to urge parents and guardians to educate their children or wards to steer clear crimes, criminality and thuggery as the 2023 general election draws closer.
He called on citizens to spare a thought about the suffering of the widows and dependants of fallen heroes and do all within their power to support them.
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