Oyo state governor Abiola Ajimobi on Tuesday beefed up security within the state with an injection of 35 security patrol vehicles and one Armored Personnel Carrier
The vehicles, handed over at a ceremony presided over by deputy governor, Moses Adeyemo, were refurbished at an estimated cost of about N80 million under the sponsorship of the Oyo state security trust fund
Beneficiaries of the vehicles include the State Police Command, the Army, the Air Force, the Directorate of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) and the state-owned Anti-crime Security outfit code-named, operation burst.
The state governor while applauding the achievements of the state security trust fund, said it was established as a public-private initiative in 2012 , however going on to inform that there was a need for it to be solely private sector-driven
He further stated that the enabling law of the trust has now been amended by the state house of assembly to incorporate the introduction of yearly security levies to be paid by corporate organizations, including religious and other social bodies