Osun State to donate 20 APC to support Western Nigeria Security Network
Governor Gboyega Oyetola has stated that Osun State will be donating 20 Armoured Personnel Carriers, APC, as a way of supporting the newly-established Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN).
This is in reaction to a nod by President Buhari towards the creation of security outfits in southwest to curb the incessant kidnappings experienced in the region.
“The state is partnering with other South West states to strengthen security in the region, and soon, the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) will commence operation to fortify the area.
“We are contributing 20 Armoured Personnel Carriers and other ideas and logistics to further guarantee the security of lives and property of the citizens in our state and region,” the governor said.
Speaking during a ceremony held to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the creation of Osun state, Oyetola reiterated his commitment towards delivering campaign promises.
“We promised to pay full salary to all our workers, we have not defaulted. We promised to pay our pensioners; we have also not defaulted. We promised to rebuild, remodel and, in some cases, carry out total rehabilitation of existing school buildings in series 4 classrooms, 5 classrooms, 6 classrooms, 8 classrooms, 10, 15 and 20 classrooms at a maximum of 50 pupils/students per class, to cater for communities at 200, 250, 300, 400, 500, 750 pupils per school.
“We have commissioned completed projects in that regard in Telemu and Morinu, in Olaoluwa and Iwo local government areas respectively. Our work as a government so far points to one fact: better days ahead.
“We have also reconstructed and equipped 11 fire service stations, with 14 fire fighting vehicles to give confidence to the fire fighters in the discharge of their life and property saving duties. We did that because security is meaningless without safety.”