By Lere Olayinka

In a bid to further reduce crime rate in the State, Ekiti State government has procure 50 Patrol vehicles for the use of the State Police Command.

The State Governor, Engr, Segun Oni, who said the state government had already taken delivery of the patrol vans said his administration would leave no stone unturned in a bid to ensure that lives and properties are protected in the state.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Wale Ojo-Lanre said in a statement issued today that Governor Oni, while receiving the newly recruited 33 officers of the National Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC) of Ekiti State origin in Ado Ekiti, charged the officers to ensure they work relentlessly to complement the security efforts of his administration as his government was taking drastic efforts to ensure that crimes are reduced to zero level .

He noted that the corps had added value to security in the country adding that its establishment had brought appreciable decrease in crime rates throughout Nigeria.

The governor tasked the new officers to embrace integrity, hard work and courage which the state is known for noting that they would contribute a meaningful quota to the security of the state if they stay focused.

Governor Oni explained that government was poised to ensure that crimes are monitored from one reasonable distance to the other so that criminal activities could be easily brought to a standstill throughout the state .

The Governor promised the continual support of his administration to the corps affirming that his government would always see to its welfare as one of the most dynamic and vibrant organizations in Nigeria.

Earlier, the NSCDC commandant in the state, Mr. Abasi Aineke had commended the Governor for the steps taken to ensure that an appreciable number of people of the state origin are recruited into the corps.

He opined that the recruitment of the state indigenes into the corps would reduce unemployment, aid security and as well promote the economic growth of the state.