Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has called on chairmen and leadership of Local Government and Council Development Areas in the state to ensure the security of lives and property in their communities.
Governor Oyebanji made the call on Sunday while receiving the chairmen and leadership of Ekiti West Local Government and Ekameta Local Council Development Area and Okemesi-Ido Ile LCDA at his Ikogosi-Ekiti country home.
The Governor, who expressed fear over recent kidnapping in the axis, charged the chairmen to collaborate with residents of the area and government at all levels to ensure an end to criminal activities in their area.
He equally tasked the leadership of the local government to love and accommodate each other, assuring them that his administration was committed to the overall development of the state.
While restating his vision to make Ekiti State flourish and prosper, the Governor informed them that his administration had also set in motion aggressive rehabilitation of all roads in the area for easy accessibility and to boost the economic activities of the state.
He added that efforts were ongoing to ensure an effective and efficient electricity supply to the area.
“My charge to our leaders is to please let us love each other, let us accommodate each other and let us know that if we cooperate, development will come to our local governments and towns. I was always proud of Ekiti West when we were still in old Ekiti West, even till now, for the love we shared in all the towns in Ekiti West, and I want that love to remain.
“Let me also appeal to us on security, because I heard that kidnappers are resurfacing in some areas, and we must sit down as a community and as a government to ensure that we don’t allow it to happen because where there is no security, people will run away from such place. So I am going to sit down with the Chairmen of the local governments to find a lasting solution to that place, we must not allow them.
“My own vision is Ekiti State where everybody irrespective of what you do, not all us can be educated but whatever you do, be you artisan, merchants or private organization, you must be able to live well and live a worthy live”. The Governor stated.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of Ekiti West Local Government, Hon. Olusesan Okere, said the purpose of their visit was to celebrate the Easter festivity with the Governor and to tell him that they appreciate what he has been doing.