Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

 

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo, has called for improved synergy in addressing insecurity in the state.

Makinde made the call  on Thursday in Ibadan, while launching the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem.

He pointed out that tackling insecurity required collective efforts from both state and non state actors for optimal result .

He said that his administration was determined to end various security challenges in the state, through continuous collaboration with security agencies .

According to the governor, the efforts of the agencies was yielding good results, adding that they should not relent in their efforts .

The governor thanked  the Nigerian Legion members for their various contributions in the sovereignty of Nigeria, saying that their  past and present efforts would not go in vain.

He assured them  that his government would  support the welfare of both serving and retired soldiers.

”Some of you paid the ultimate price to ensure we have a country we can call our own.

”We also want to say thank you  to serving officers and men, because this is an unusual period for us.

”It is not just talking about going out to do your normal work but doing it in an environment that is less than conducive.

“We are grateful for the sacrifices you have made for us. We will continue to support you,” he said.

He announced donation of N10 million on behalf of the state, donation of a vehicle and N1 million personal donation to the state chapter of the legion

Speaking, Mr Julius Ogunkojo, the Chairman Nigerian Legion, Oyo  chapter, explained that emblem launch was organised to raise funds for the welfare of veterans.

The chairman  said that  the donations  would  cater for  veterans who are alive but are  incapacitated .

Ogunkojo further  explained that  funds raised would be for veterans   living in despair as well as the children and widows of the departed heroes.

He assured that the legion would continue to support  the government in peotecting lives and properties of  citizens and residents of the state.

Meanwhile, Gov. Makinde donated a vehicle for the legion and  announced a  donation of N10 million on behalf of the state.

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