Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has met with selected stakeholders in Ibarapa area of the state over security breaches in the axis and declared that the problems of the people are his problems.
Governor Makinde while speaking in Igbo Ora , on Sunday, with concerned people said that he feels the pains of the people, noting that the visit would enable him find lasting solutions to the lingering insecurity issues in the area.
He stated that the state has approved the setting up of Peace and Security Committee at the local government levels emphasising that the state government would put in place other security measures to ensure peace in the area.
On the deployment of additional Amotekun operatives, the governor said the 200 Amotekun Corps has been deployed to support with logistics with a promise to bring four additional operational vehicles for the corps
He also disclosed that the government had directed the immediate take-off of an identity management programme to enable it to know who is who in the communities.
The governor also urged political office holders to always call the attention of the government to the happenings within their localities, saying that he decided to sleep over in Ibarapa to feel the pulse of the people.
He commiserated with the families that have lost loved ones to the insecurity situation.
“So, this is also to let people know that I feel their pain, because I have had a very close interaction with Dr. Fatai Aborode in the past. I commiserate with his family and many others who have lost loved ones to this situation.
“I feel the pain and I believe that with everybody coming together, we will be able to tackle the problem.
“Also, political office holders need to know that when they see something, they have to say something.”
On the enforcement of anti-grazing law, the governor declared that such is an area where state police would have helped.
He said: “Quite frankly, the governors are at the mercy of federal security agencies to implement certain laws.
“That was why we asked for state police. In the first instance, it is a constitutional issue and, in the absence of having that, governors in the South West came together and formed Amotekun as a stop gap.
The meeting had in attendance the speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly,’Debo Ogundoyin, Commissioners, Chairmen and members of Boards and Parastatals, members of the State House of Assembly and all the political appointees from Ibarapa Zone.