By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, has lauded the activities of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in the country, adding that it has helped greatly in enhancing and complementing the efforts of the police in the task of securing the lives and properties of the citizenry..
The Speaker gave the commendation when the executive council of the PCRC, Oyo State Command led by its Chairman, Rev.Peter Omofoye, paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
According to Hon Ogundoyin, the task of policing the society is the collective responsibility of all and sundry hence the full involvement of members of the PCRC in providing logistic support and intelligence to the Nigerian Police.
He reiterated the unwavering resolve of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Government in Oyo state to improve on the peace and security of the state adding that without security there will not be adequate development in all sectors of the economy.
The Speaker stressed the need for Government at all levels to support the aims and objectives of the PCRC especially in the area of ensuring good relationship between the Police and members of the public.
The PCRC Committee thereafter decorated the Speaker with the Most Notable PCRC Patron Award.
The Chairman of the PCRC, Rev Peter Omofoye had earlier said there were about four hundred and fifty thousand members of the committee spread across all local Governments in the state.
He said that the PCRC has continued to give support to the Oyo state Police Command in discharging its duties stressing that several operational and patrol vehicles had been purchased for the police force in Oyo state.
Rev Omofoye who maintained that the PCRC will not achieve much success without the support of Government and other well meaning Nigerians sought the collaboration of Oyo state House of Assembly in the activities of the committee.