By Kunle Adedoyin
The government of Oyo State is set to procure radio communications equipment for the security agencies in the state.
Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mass Mobilisation, Culture and Tourism, who disclosed this at the end of the State Executive Council meeting in Ibadan on Tuesday, also revealed that 100 units of the security vehicles procured by the state have been branded and would be distributed to all security agencies in the state next week.
Olatunbosun said the state government has approved the sum of N178.7 million for the procurement of the radios.
“I want to tell you that the equipment we are procuring now is different from that of the vehicles. Those meant for the vehicles are there and the vehicles will be distributed next week by the special grace of God,” he said.
“They are sophisticated digital communication gadgets that can expose whoever is involved in any security breach.
“The procurement of radio communication gadgets for the police and other paramilitary organizations throughout the state has been valued at N178, 700,000.00.”
“Also, the 100 units of Kio cars that we procured have been worked upon, branded and will be distributed to all the security agencies next week,” he said.
Olatunbosun also revealed that many of the victims rescued from the Olore Correctional Centre had been reunited with their families, adding that the remaining inmates have been sent to the state rehabilitation centre.
“I can authoritatively tell you that if you get to the building at Sango now, you won’t see any of the inmates there again. A majority of them have been released to their parents while the few ones whose parents government could not see have been sent to the State Rehabilitation Centre.
“Don’t forget that this government is not only responsible but also responsive to the yearnings of the people. Whatever action we take will always be in the interest of the people of Oyo State.
“We have succeeded, after treating and giving them proper care, in linking a majority of them with their parents while the remaining have been sent to the state’s rehabilitation centre.”