The Governor State of Osun, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has assured the people of the state that his government will not toy with the protection of lives and properties of people in the state.
Governor Oyetola who spoke through the Special Adviser on Rural Development and community Affairs, Engr. Mumini Adekunle,gave the assurance while receiving Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Osun Command in his office.
According to the Governor, the government is irrevocably committed to stemming security challenges in the state like robbery and other vices ,adding that no responsible government will not toy with security most especially at this crucial time that all relevant stakeholders need to wake up from their slumber.
The governor stated that the government appreciate the efforts of security agencies.
Earlier, the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Osun State Command, led by Commander Bello Aderemi, who was represented by State Adm. Mr Olatoye Kareem, said that the VGN is a self-sponsored and voluntary organization registered in Nigeria under Corporate Affairs Commission to complement efforts of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in bringing crime in our society to the bearest minimum.
Commander Kareem added that, the organization had passed through rigorous training on security from Nigerian Army, NPF on how to tackle criminality in our society.
The VGN Boss in the state therefore appealed to the state governor to employ them in order to complement the efforts of relevant agencies and serve as community security personnel to protect lives and properties of resident , saying this will serve as a form of empowerment to their members.
In attendance were, the Coordinating Director management and staff of the ministry .