Security, bedrock of development, says Ajimobi
GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has described security as the bedrock of development, saying that without it, no meaningful development can take place in any society.
He stated this while speaking at a send forth organised in honour of the immediate past Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Tambari Yabo Mohammed, who is now an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), in Ibadan at the weekend.
The governor said that it was in realisation of this that his administration at inception, courted all the security agencies in the state and has been maintaining harmonious working relationship with them.
This, he said, has paid off with the peace and tranquility, as well as the security of lives and property currently reigning in the state, which used to be known for violence and brigandage before the advent of his government.
He added that the entrenchment of a peaceful atmosphere has given room for all the developmental projects, which his administration has been able to execute in the last 19 months, all of which he said have changed the face of the state and improved its economy.
He said his administration would continue to support all the security agencies in the state so that the peace and tranquility currently being enjoyed would continue unabated.
The governor described the former police commissioner as a committed, dedicated and disciplined officer, saying that he exhibited high level of professionalism in the discharge of his duties while in the state.