The citizens in Osun State have lauded the effort of the State Government led by Governor Rauf Aregbesola for his for the notable peace and harmony existing in the state.
This is coming on the backdrop of the release by the National Bureau of Statistics, naming Osun as one of the safest state in Nigeria.
A resident of Onward area, Osogbo, Tijani Lukman, glorified security personnel for the excellent work done to ensure peace in the state.
He said “There is peace in my own community which I believe is a reflection of how everywhere is in the state. If the story was different, we would have read it on the pages of newspapers or seen it on television.”
A female resident of Ilesha area of the state, Ibrahim Oyindamola, noted that since her relocation, she has witnessed unabated peace and quiet and gave kudos to the government and the police for a job well done.
She said, “Osun State is a cool place to live as far as I am concerned because, where I come from, I never experienced it this way. I have never been robbed or molested since I relocated for the past few years.”
However, another citizen, Habeeb Salami said “there is no way whereby bad people won’t exist in our communities but if you listen to radio and read newspaper, you will see that they are been brought to book which shows that the state has no tolerance for such and makes me to think that our judicial system in the state is working effectively.
“The state government didn’t achieve this by mere words but also adequate provision of ammunitions for the securities to conquer ritual killing, theft and cultism in the state.
“A brother of mine is a Police officer who always lauds the government in the role they are playing to ensure that their own life is safe and insured while ensuring other people’s security,” she said.
The people’s view in lauding the government corresponded with the National Bureau of Statistics ranking of Osun as one of the most secured state in the country.
It was learnt that for the State government to achieve this feat, it established Osun citizens mediation center known as O-mediation, supplied 125 patrol van to security agencies, provided a helicopter for aerial surveillance and regularly lent financial supports to both local vigilante group and other security agencies in the state. It also provided 25 fully equipped armoured personnel carriers; recruited thousands of youths into Osun Sheriff corps, traffic marshals, Edu-marshal among other things.