As part of efforts to secure the lives and property of residents in Osun, Governor Ademola Adeleke, has hinted at the establishment of a security trust fund in the state.
The governor has also directed a committee of five to work out modalities for the take-off of the fund as quickly as possible.
In a statement by Olawale Rasheed, his spokesperson, Adeleke said the fund would partner with corporate organisations, the business community, industrialists and critical stakeholders.
He said, “The fund will be deployed for the provision of material and logistic support for security operatives in the state.
“To instil confidence and achieve set goals, the committee will include members of the security services with a view to proffering solutions to security challenges facing the state.
“Members of the organised private sector will also be included to serve as a vehicle to institutionalise an enduring public-private partnership approach to the resource problems of security institutions.”
The governor, who commended security operatives for their painstaking efforts in safeguarding lives and property in the state, said he recently discussed a close partnership with the Inspector General of Police in Abuja.
“We must ramp up protection of lives and property. We cannot achieve this goal without properly equipping and strengthening our security services. Our administration is committed to achieving a fully secured state to complement the ongoing reconstruction and recovery process in the state.
“But the operational and logistics needs of our security agencies are enormous. So, our best approach is a PPP arrangement through a State Security Trust Fund. We seek the buy-in of the private sector. The implementation committee will soon roll out modalities for the actualisation of this policy”, said Adeleke.