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Security: Governor Makinde advised to install CCTV in public places

The group said such a move would help detect and prevent crime in the state.

• February 2, 2024
Seyi Makinde
Seyi Makinde

A group of Nigerian professionals in the diaspora has advised Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) at public and strategic locations in the state.

The group, Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora (OID), gave the advice on Friday in a statement by its spokesperson, Ayotomiwa Adebayo.

It said such a move would help detect and prevent crime in the state.

OID also commended Mr Makinde’s prompt response and efforts taken so far since the explosion in Ibadan on January 16, in which lives and property were lost.

It expressed solidarity and commiseration with Mr Makinde and the good people of Oyo State over the incident.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, and we wish the survivors a speedy recovery.

“We acknowledge Mr Makinde’s transformational leadership role, as he rapidly responded to the explosion with a visit to the site of the incident and directed the security agencies to fish out the perpetrators for justice, among others,” the group added.

However, it pointed out that Mr Makinde’s administration and citizens have a responsibility to learn from the incident to ensure safety and security.

OID commended Mr Makinde for signing into law an Executive Order on the Safe Handling and Storage of Harmful Substances within Oyo State.

The law is to protect the lives and property of every citizen.

“We call on the good people of Oyo State to be vigilant and work closely with the law enforcement agencies to prevent such unexpected misfortune and avoidable incidents from recurring within the community,” the group said.

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