Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared that security of lives and properties in the state remains extremely important to his government.
The governor stated this while addressing chairpersons of the 68 Local Government and Local Council Development Council Areas in the state, at a meeting held inside the House of Chiefs, Secretariat Ibadan.
He noted that the Oyo State Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun has come to stay in the state, adding that the outfit will not be under the control of federal establishments but the state, as it is impossible to achieve any meaningful development in an atmosphere of insecurity.
The governor further charged the local government chairpersons to take responsibility for government assets in their domains, noting that it has become imperative to move away from the mentality that public assets are no one’s property.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Chief Bayo Lawal, charged the local government chairmen to be good ambassadors in their local governments adding that the Makinde-led administration would not tolerate any failure from them.