Fayemi Calls For Concerted Efforts To Curb Security Challenges

January 10, 2013

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has called for concerted efforts towards curbing the challenge of insecurity currently plaguing the northern parts of the country.

Governor Fayemi who made the call during the launch of 2013 Armed Forces and Remembrance Day Emblem in Ado-Ekiti, noted that the spate of bombings as well as the recurring incidents of inexplicable murder of innocent people along tribal religious lines by some individuals and groups were unprecedented in the history of the nation.

Speaking through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Ganiyu Owolabi at the occasion, the Governor pointed out that the ugly trend was taking its toll on the nation’s economy as the country is now considered with caution by investors.

He called on Nigerians to expose those behind these dastardly acts that are threatening the existence of the nation, stressing the need
for Nigerians to honour and draw inspiration from the officers and men of the Nigerian armed forces who served Nigeria diligently and paid the supreme sacrifice out of patriotism.

He noted that Ekiti State Government places high premium on the well-being and quality of life of its citizens, adding that in
recognition of their noble contribution, the Fayemi led administration donated an 18-seater Toyota bus to the Ekiti State Nigerian Legion and an unannounced amount of money to the Legion.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Establishment and Training, Mr. Lekan Ayeleso who commended the cordial relationship
between government and the Legion, called for meaningful donations for the sustenance of the veterans and their families.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the Ekiti State Branch of the Nigerian Legion, Col. Richard Ogunboyo (rtd.), commended the state
government for all-round development of Ekiti State especially the donation of a Toyota bus, saying that they have not found it so good with what government is doing for the Legion since the establishment of the Legion in 1960.
He however pledged support of his members to the government and promised that Nigerian Legion in Ekiti State are ready to assist the Police in ensuring effective policing and prevention of hoodlums across the state.

Last modified: January 10, 2013

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