Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:10 am
Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has signed the State Security Trust Fund Bill and the Ogun State Road Management Agency (Amendment) passed by the State House of Assembly into Law.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Kunle Somorin, stated that the Bill was signed by the Governor after it was presented to him by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan,Abeokuta.
The governor had earlier inaugurated a Committee for the Trust Fund, headed by Mr. Bolaji Balogun to source for money for the acquisition and deployment of security equipment and such human materials and financial resources that would be necessary to prevent crime and preserve public peace.
The Committee is empowered to receive gifts property and money for the purpose of crime prevention, moblise funding and resources in cash or kind from the public, private, corporate or institutional or all other sources and manage those resources in a transparent and accountable manner for the purpose of Public security.
The Committee is also to reserve part of the Fund for the training and retraining of security personnel, as well as do and perform other functions for the purpose of public security as contained in the State Security Law 2011as amended by the State Security Trust Fund Law, 2019.
With the passing of the Bill and signing into Law, the Ogun State Road Mantaince Agency (OGROMA), according to a statement from Somorin, deplorable township and rural roads in the State would soon begin to wear new look as the Agency swings into action.
It stated that the administration of Prince Abiodun resuscitated the agency to serve as a quick fix mechanism to address the deplorable condition of township and rural roads.