Gov. assures communities of adequate security




Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of  Ondo State  on Monday  said his administration was working with security agencies in the state to provide  security  for  all residents  of the state, including traditional rulers.

Akeredolu said this in Akure at the inauguration of  the State Council of Obas and maiden meeting with traditional rulers  in Akure.

According to him, the meeting is to ensure the security of lives and property of both traditional rulers and residents of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the immediate past governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, had dissolved the council on Feb. 21.

The governor assured the traditional rulers  that his administration would continue to hold   them in high esteem and would continue to place high premium on them as partners in progress  in the development of the state.

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“Priority attention will continue to be given to the welfare and security of our royal fathers within the limits of available resources.

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“I wish to appeal to our traditional rulers to continue to cooperate and collaborate with this administration in the maintenance of peace in their respective domains.

“Our traditional rulers are the immediate point of contact for the man on the street in settling disputes without the rigour  of the processes that is obtained in other means of settling crisis,” he said.

Earlier, the new Chairman of the council, Oba Akadiri Momoh, had assured the governor that the monarchs would continue to play an advisory role to the government.

He added that the monarchs  would partner  with the government in order to achieve the desired peace and progress in the state.

Momoh, who is  the Olukare of  Ikare, commended  Akeredolu for prompt payment of workers’  salaries and prioritising the welfare of people of the state..

The chairman pledged that he would ensure that all traditional rulers  in the state were united in order to support the policies and programmes of  government with a view to accelerating the development of the state.