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SECURITY ALERT SYSTEM TO BEGIN OPERATION IN EKITI NEXT MONTH

By Lere Olayinka

Ekiti State Governor, Engr Segun Oni has said that the Security Alert system initiated by his administration designed to trigger off simultaneous alarms in major police and security formations in the state when crimes are committed would commence operation before the end of the month.

According to a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre, which was made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, Governor Oni, who was speaking in Ado-Ekiti during the commissioning of a new hotel constructed by a private investor, noted that the first batch of 30 patrol vehicles procured for the use of security men expected to respond to security alarm and distress calls from members of the public have already been delivered.

The governor who noted that security was an important factor to attracting investment to the state said the security structure being put in place by the state government which was already being test-run would curb cases of cross-border raids by armed robbers and kidnappers and also guarantee a 24-hour security watch over the entire state.

While noting that the state capital had witnessed tremendous growth in the last 3 years Oni disclosed that available statistics indicate that the number of residential buildings and shops had almost doubled while the number of hotels and hotel rooms had almost quadrupled

He explained that having realised the challenges of these new development, his administration was already investing a lot of resources into the provision of roads, supply of potable water supply and electricity in its bid to make the investment climate of the state more attractive to both local and foreign investors.

Oni said the state government had tripled the capacity of the Ureje dam in Ado-Ekiti to 6 million liters per day while the long abandoned

132/33 KVA substation in Ado-Ekiti had been completed.

He explained that the rerouting of 33 KVA lines from the substation had commenced within and outside the state capital as part of efforts to improve distribution of power and to enable the 132/33 substation have the desired multiplier effect on the power supply situation in the state.

While commending the proprietor of the new hotel for bringing the multi-million naira to the state Governor Oni called on indigenes and

non- indigenes of the state to take advantage of the favourable business climate in the state to bring their investment to the state.