Nigeria

Ogun governor assures security agencies of support

Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, disclosed that the ongoing Agro-Cargo Airport located at Ilishan-Remo will be ready for commissioning by the end of the year 2022.

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured security agencies in the state of the readiness of his administration to continue to do all it can to support them in its bid to continue to make the state the safest and best destination for businesses in the country.

The governor gave the assurance while playing host to the outgone Director of the Department of State Services (DSS) in the state, Mr David Tuska.

Abiodun, who also received the new State Director of the DSS, Mr Likinyo Abimbola and the Commissioner of Police (CP) for the state, Mr Lanre Bankole, said the state would not shirk in its responsibilities to ensure the security of lives and property of residents.

He charged the new CP and the DSS boss to ensure that they continue to maintain the inter-agency relationship among the various security agencies in the state.

“I can assure you that this administration will do all that is within our means and power to ensure that we provide you with what you require to carry out your responsibilities to the best of your ability.

“We hope and pray that the inter-agency cooperation that has existed between all our agency heads till date has allowed us to achieve and record the successes that we have witnessed.

“It is our hope and desire that both of you will maintain this cooperation, I do not doubt that your antecedents speak for both of you, you both are very capable and experienced,” Abiodun said.

The governor commended the out-gone DSS director for his honesty, dedication to service and ability to ensure inter-agency cooperation and collaboration while at the helm in the state.

Abiodun described Tuska as a dependable member of the state’s security team who was very amiable and hardworking.

He disclosed that he enjoyed working with the former state director, saying “I saw him as a very highly effective and humble person”.

“I have enjoyed working with him, we’ve all enjoyed working with him, I have found him as a very dependable person, he is a very humble man, very amiable, very unassuming, a complete gentleman but very firm. I have found Mr Tuska to be very diligent, very hard-working, highly effective, honest and particularly a team player who strove and worked to ensure that there was inter-agency cooperation and collaboration.

“I found him to have discharged his duties with a high sense of responsibility, integrity and honour, I have enjoyed working with him and we are going to miss him,” the governor stated.

In their respective remarks, the Commandant, 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Brigadier General Adewale Adekoya, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps; Ahmed Umar, the Head of Service, Alhaja Selimot Ottun, Chief of Staff, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu and the Secretary to the State Government; Mr Tokunbo Talabi, commended Tuska and described him as a stabilizer and an intelligent man who bridged the gap among security agencies in the state.

Responding, Tuska described Ogun as a unique state and applauded Abiodun and his team for their level of cooperation which he said had made the job of his Department very easy.

Also, the new CP Bankole and his counterpart in the DSS Abimbola pledged to enhance security in the state as well as contribute their quota to the development of the state.

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