Defence/Security

Kwara Govt Pledges To Tackle Security Challenges

By Taiwo Ogunniyi, Ilorin

Kwara state government has expressed its commitment in tacking security challenges in some parts of the state.

The state commissioner of Communications, Olabode Towoju states this at a personality news programme tagged ‘Newskeg’ at the secretariat of the Correspondents’ Chapel of NUJ, Muritala Mohammed Road, Ilorin

The commissioner noted that the state government is doing a lot in the area of security added that not all the efforts of the government in that sector can be disclosed to the public.

“You remember in a couple of days ago we had a security challenge at Obo-Aiyegunle axis and His Excellency, quickly gave a marching order and serious searching is ongoing to apprehend the criminals terrorising the people of that area and you could also recall that the notorious criminal ‘Dogo’ who had caused mayhem not only in Kwara but Niger, Ekiti and Kogi too was sent to the world beyond here in Kwara state. We are seriously up and doing in the area of security”.

Towoju also reiterated that the next move of the state government is to ensure that all persons alleged of misappropriated public funds among members of the past administration are brought to book.

“We are not giving up on ensuring those that siphoned our collective patrimony and put the state in wretched condition are brought to book. The justice mostly comes very slowly but when it comes to pass it could be very devastating. We should also not forget that we are talking of the people who are very clever in their way, who keep hiding under technical grounds to checkmate all our moves. But moving forward, we have engaged servicee of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to fight most of the cases and we are confident that every one of them will be brought to book”, he said.

Fielding questions on the recent detection of some All Progressive Congress (APC), members defecting to other parties after the primary elections, the commissioner said they are not jittery about the people that left after losing in the primaries, adding that Kwara has grown beyond someone hand-picking candidates at the detriment of others that are more popular and acceptable to the electorates.

He also expressed optimism that the governor and the party presidential candidates will win the forthcoming general elections.

Edited by Felix Ajide

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