Ekiti To Launch Security Trust Fund This Month

By Lere Olayinka

Poised to secure lives and properties of residents of Ekiti State, the Governor Ayodele Fayose led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government will launch a Security Trust Fund (STF) this month.

Chairman of the Trust Fund, Chief Bisi Omoyeni, said in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday that some corporate organisations were already contributing to the fund.

He said 20 Hilux Vans equipped with security gadgets,

Armoured Personnel Carrier and other security equipment have been donated by some banks.

Omoyeni, a former Deputy governor of the State, disclosed that January 21 had already been picked as a tentative date for the launching.

He said the STF was set up to provide logistics for security agencies in the state, assuring that; "Governor Fayose will do everything humanly possible to make Ekiti a crime free state.

"The governor will always support the Police and other security agencies in tackling security challenges in the state."

He called on corporate organisations and individuals to support the STF, adding that "a crime free Ekiti State will guarantee rapid and sustainable development."

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