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July 12, 2024
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Aiyedatiwa donates 25 operational vehicles to security agencies

Ondo State governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa on Tuesday handed over 25 Toyota Hilux vehicles to security agencies in the state to boost the security architecture of the state.
Aiyedatiwa, who emphasised the enormous role of the security agencies in safeguarding lives and properties across the state, stated that the provision of the new vehicles will further enhance their operations in the state.

According to the governor, who reflected on the legacy of his predecessor, the late Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who was instrumental in establishing the South West Security Network, also known as the Amotekun Corps, assured of his commitment to ensuring that the enduring peace in the state is endured.

Speaking during the presentation of the operational vehicles at the Governor’s Office grounds, Aiyedatiwa emphasised: “As an integral part of government functionaries, it is no gainsaying that security agencies are pivotal to the overall security architecture of any society.
“This daunting task often requires patrolling from one location to another. To ease this important yet herculean function, we are providing these high-grade Toyota Hilux vehicles to enhance performance in the discharge of their security mandate.
“I remain steadfastly committed to putting the security and safety of our people first. Since I assumed office, I have consistently emphasised the need for all security stakeholders and state actors to work as one to secure lives and property.”
He stressed the need for security to be increased during election periods, noting that there is always a surge in criminal activities during such times.

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“It should be noted that these vehicles are in addition to the regular logistic support we have been providing for all our security outfits.

“While assuring you that this kind of intervention shall continue subject to the availability of funds, I charge you to make good use of these vehicles and continue to work tirelessly to keep our state safe. To the good people of the Sunshine State, we assure you that we will not relent in creating a secure and prosperous environment for all.”
On his part, the Secretary to the State Government, Tayo Oluwatuyi, emphasised the current administration’s commitment to enhancing the efficiency of security agencies within Ondo State.
Also, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security, Gbenga Atiba, and the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Abayomi Oladipo, hailed the governor for providing the vehicles despite the high exchange rates, assuring that they will be used strictly for security purposes.

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