Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has restated his commitment to the safety and security of lives and property of Ekiti residents.
The Ekiti State Governor stated this while receiving the Commissioner for Agriculture in the state, Folorunso Olabode, who recently regained freedom from his Kidnappers.
Others present at the meeting were leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Ilejemeje Local Government who came to appreciate the Governor over the safe release of the commissioner.
Fayemi who revealed that he was happy to see the Commissioner, promised to improve the security standard in the state to ensure the safety of Ekiti people.
He described the incident as unfortunate and promised to expose and prosecute miscreants and criminals found within the state.
The governor said, “What happened is unfortunate and it’s not something anyone would wish even an enemy, it also speaks to the importance of safety and security and why we must continue to do all we can to make our state safe and secure for all the people who live here.”
“We must not stop until we pick up all these miscreants and criminals and bring them to book for their horrific activities in the state because they are not smarter or more courageous than us. We just have to put a lot more into our own security machinery.”
“The appointment that we had to make in the midst of COVID-19 into the Amotekun corps was also as a result of that. So that we can really start the process and comprehensively too.”
“The lesson that we’ve learnt from this is that we must all be at alert at all times and ensure we bring to the notice of the communities and our people the presence of any stranger in the community”
The Governor also condoled with the Ilejemeje community following the death of the Leader of Ilejemeje local council who was killed by the hoodlums during the abduction.
He pledged that the government would work out a comprehensive plan to support the family of the late councillors.