May 23, 2024
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I’ll revive Police Swift Response Squad” within 100 days of my second term – Gov Makinde

By Clement Adeyi

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has vowed to resuscitate the state’s Police Swift Response Squad (SRS) within the first 100 days of his second term in office.

The governor disclosed that the rationale behind the revival of the squad, was to tackle criminal elements in the state with a view to guaranteeing security of lives and property.

Makinde expressed the commitment when the AIG, Zone 11 Command, Osogbo, Sikiru Akande paid a courtesy visit to him in his office at Agodi, State Secretariat, Ibadan at the weekend.

This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer Zone 11 Command, Osogbo, CSP Ayeni Benjamin.

The governor commended the efforts of all the security agencies during the last general elections in the state, which, he said, was adjudged the most peaceful election in Nigeria.


L-R Governor Seyi Makinde and AIG Akande
Photocredit: Core News

AIG Akande, while briefing the governor about the purpose of his visit, said that it was intended to formally inform him of his arrival as the new AIG Zone 11 and to appreciate him and the state residents for supporting the Nigeria Police.

“I am here this afternoon to formally inform you of my arrival and to thank you immensely for your help and support for the Police in Oyo State, most especially to the CP and his team,” Akande said.

“You have done beyond our expectation and I can say you are a true epitome of the state’s anthem,” he added.

Immediately I resumed as the AIG Zone 11 Command, I received good news that the Oyo State Government gave 84 operational vehicles to the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command. We are happy for it and this is encouraging us to work hard and we will not stop doing our best to secure the state and the entire country,” Akande said.

You have done beyond our expectation

The AIG was accompanied by Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams, DCP Nnaghe Obono Itam, DC Oyo Command DCP Jimoh Moshood, DC Z”OP”S DCP Felix Ohagwu, DC ZDFA DCP Reuben Abiola, new DC ZCID, DCP Nelson Nwamanna, DC Oyo State ‘OP’S DCP Akinade Adejobi and other officers of the zone and the state commands.

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