Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has charged the police to be fearless in their task of addressing the security challenges facing the country.
The Governor gave the charge in Ibadan yesterday while receiving the Assistant Inspector-General of Police(AIG) in charge of Zone 11, Mr. Orubebe Ghandi Ebikemeh who was on a courtesy visit to him in his office.
According to him, since the police are saddled with the responsibility of providing security for lives and property of Nigerians, only a bold step is required to be taken by members of the force to re-assure the citizens that their lives and property are safe.
Governor Ajimobi also charged the police to avoid taking side in any given situation in the performance of their duties.
He said that his administration would continue to accord priority to security, adding that the recently launched state Security Trust Fund would further strengthen the state in its efforts at providing the necessary security.
``Talking about security generally, Oyo State takes security very seriously, hence we have cooperated and worked closely with the police; here, we obey the rule of law and we are guided by it. Oyo today is a peaceful and secure state, and we are not only ready for business but also, we are prepared to accommodate people of different ethnic backgrounds,’’ he said.