Addressing the students, the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun restated his administration’s commitment to providing adequate security for the people of the State, regardless of their tribe, class or religion.
The Governor, represented by his Chief of Staff, Alh. Shuaib Salisu said the present administration places high premium on security of lives and property and would continue to do everything possible to ensure that the mission is not compromised, appreciating all security operatives for their efforts at ensuring that the kidnapped students were rescued.
“I want to let you know that the Governor was leading the rescue team from the front, he was actually monitoring every step from a control room detailing the security operatives, and speaking with the parents of the kidnapped ladies to ensure their release’’, Abiodun said.
He noted that his administration had done a lot in the area of security, part of which were establishment of Security Trust Fund, procurement of 100 Patrol vehicles, 200 motorcycles for security personnel, establishment of Joint Security Initiative Squad (JSIS) in the Farmers/Herders’ crisis areas and formation of the Western Security Network ‘AMOTEKUN’, among others.
Earlier in their separate remarks, the President of National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS), Comrade Oluwasegun Alao and the Chairman of National Association of Nigeria Students, (NANS), Ogun State chapter, Comrade Kehinde Damilola lauded the Governor for providing a responsive leadership in the State.
Comrade Alao appealed to government to fortify schools, particularly those in the remote areas with block fence to reduce easy access to schools.