As part of efforts to ensure the security of residents of Osun State, Governor Ademola Adeleke has directed the establishment of a State Security Trust Fund as a matter of urgency.

Adeleke directed a committee of five members to work out the modalities for the takeoff of the fund in response to the logistics and operational needs of security agencies.

He said the fund would operate on a public-private partnership model in close collaboration with corporate organizations, business communities, industrialists and critical stakeholders.

In a statement signed by his spokesman, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the governor said the committee will include members of the security services with a view to proffering solutions to security challenges facing the state.

Adeleke, who commended security operatives for their painstaking efforts in safeguarding lives and property in the state, noted that he recently discussed cose partnership with the Inspector General of Police in Abuja.

According to Adeleke: “We must ramp up protection of lives and properties. We cannot achieve this goal without properly equipping and strengthening our security services. Our administration is committed to achieving a fully secured state to complement the ongoing reconstruction and recovery process in the state.

“But the operational and logistics needs of our security agencies are enormous. So our best approach is a PPP arrangement through a State Security Trust Fund. We seek the buy-in of the private sector. The implementation committee will soon roll out modalities for the actualisation of this policy.”

Osun: Gov Adeleke orders establishment of state security trust fund

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