JUST IN: Oyo Assembly Laments Aftermath Of #EndSARS, Calls For Improved Relationship With Nigerian Police


Henry Odeh




The Oyo state house of assembly has lamented aftermath of the #EndSARS protests which has culminated into a skyrocketed security challenges in the state.

The house made this known on Tuesday while deliberating on a motion under Matter of Urgent Public Importance during its plenary session.

The house noted with nostalgia that a legitimate agitation by the youths that ought to usher in positive results was hijacked by hoodlums and the aftermath which the state is currently witnessing is unappealing.

Lawmakers who made contributions to the deliberation maintained that there is an urgent need to fortify its security architecture in the state in other to be able to quickly arrest the current security challenges.

The lawmakers also maintained that in most parts of Oyo state, Operation Burst which is one of the state strategic security outfit was lacking in operational logistics.

The house explained that even though new recruits of Amotekun Corp are still undergoing training, the state needed to beef up security before the situation snowballed into something else.

Speaking further, the house noted that it was high time it formally writes the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to console with them as a legislative arm and urge the IGP to help restore normalcy back to the state.

The house further expressed its gratitude and confidence in governor Seyi Makinde’s approach to security issues within the state and urged security operatives to put the EndSARS period behind in order to regain needed motivation and confidence to carry on with the duty of providing security for the state.

The Speaker, Rt Hon Adebo Ogundoyin, in his remark, maintained that the state can not survive without the Nigerian police and urged all relevant organizations and agencies to work aggressively on sensitizing the people on public-police relationship for a better society.

The house however, adopted all resolutions contained in the motion and urged the people to see police as their friends stressing that the new minimum wage being proposed by the federal government will spun the Nigerian Police to do more for the people.

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