By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Following the recent ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycles in some parts of Lagos State, the Ogun State House of Assembly has called for inter-agency partnership through the Executive arm of Government including collaboration with the security agencies to put in place proactive measures geared towards checkmating impending crime and criminalities that may be occasioned by the influx of the riders to the State.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon Olakunle Oluomo, who made the call while responding to the submissions of lawmakers including Adegoke Adeyanju, Sikirat Ajibola and Wahab Haruna under personal explanation at the Plenary also admonished residents of the State to be more security conscious in all their daily engagements.
Oluomo stated that putting in place a means of identification for riders became expedient to strengthen security operations, while ensuring sanity in the transport sector for the socio-economic prosperity as well as checkmating kidnapping in some parts of the State.
The Speaker also called on the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to as a matter of urgency, intervene in the plight of the people living in the border areas to checkmate the overzealousness of security personnel, which had been inflicting untold hardship on business owners and residents, while urging the leadership of the State Security Trust Fund to realign the allocation of vehicles and other operational logistics to include all parts of the State to checkmate crimes and criminalities.
Earlier, the lawmakers reported the cases of kidnapping and killing of innocent people by criminals as well as the plight of their constituents in the border towns due to the Federal Government’s directive on non-sales of petroleum products within 20km radius to the nation’s border.
The Assemblymen noted that the directive had been preventing their people from getting petroleum products to power their generating sets and other machines due to the overzealousness on the part of some security agents.