Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has stressed the importance of using modern technology, gadgets and equipment to effectively fight insecurity in the country.
Akeredolu, who noted that security has gone beyond mere firing of guns, emphasised his belief in State Police as a recipe to guarantee security in the country.
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale, at the event held at Amotekun head office in Akure, the State capital, the governor appreciated the donor for supporting what is crucial to the state government at this time. The governor called on the National Assembly to make necessary amendments to the Constitution to allow for the creation of State Police in the interest of the country and the citizenry.
Speaking at the presentation of a high-tech surveillance drone and five brand new operational motorcycles donated to Amotekun Corps by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Strategy, Political and Legislative Matters, Dr. Jibayo Adeyeye, the governor explained that the kind gesture would go a long way in assisting Amotekun Corps in combating crimes and criminalities in the State.
While stressing that the security of lives and property of the citizens is paramount to his administration, Akeredolu also lauded the Amotekun Corps for living up to expectations. He, however, encouraged other well-meaning individuals and corporate organisations to contribute their quota in order to further boost the security architecture in the State.
Earlier, the donor, Dr. Adeyeye said the gesture was to mark his birthday celebration and support Gov. Akeredolu’s relentless efforts in tackling insecurity across the State. Adeyeye explained that the drone was capable of at least surveying about seven-kilometre radius. Reacting, the Commander of Amotekun Corps and Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, expressed the Corps’ gratitude to the donor.
Adeleye explained that the drone and motorcycles donated would further enhance the operational capabilities of the Corps in the State.