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We Will End Kidnapping, Insecurity In Oyo State-Makinde

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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has stated that his government will do everything possible to end kidnapping and insecurity in the state.

The governor said that this would be achieved by working with all security agencies.

Governor Makinde made the position known via a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, while briefing newsmen at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, on Wednesday.

He also stated that the safety and security of all residents of the state remains a top priority for his government, as his administration will work relentlessly to tackle cases of kidnapping and insecurity.

Governor Makinde, who appreciated all heads of security agencies for doing their best to secure the state, explained that the government is already setting up proper information channels for security agencies in the state in order for them to keep the information flow simple.

He revealed that the government will go ahead to implement the N500 million MSME fund and employment of 5,000 young persons into government agencies as well as the engagement of youths into direct labour schemes to tackle youth restiveness in the state.

He said: “The safety and security of all residents of Oyo State remain our top priority. We will continue to work relentlessly to tackle cases of kidnapping and insecurity in our state.

“We are also putting in place other policies to address insecurity, especially with regards to youth restiveness. Last year, after the ENDSARS protests, we talked about three things that we will be doing to reduce youth unemployment and improve the security situation in the state.

“We talked about the N500 million MSME fund that we will set up, employment opportunities for 5,000 young persons across all government agencies and the provision for the direct labour agency. We could not do all of these towards the end of last year because we had budgetary constraints. “But now, we have put these schemes in this year’s budget and we should be implementing them as scheduled this year.”

 

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