Following the recent ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycles in some parts of Lagos State, the Ogun State House of Assembly has called for inter-agency partnership and collaboration between security agencies for proactive measures, towards checkmating impending crime and criminalities that may be occasioned by the influx of the riders to the State.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, made the call while responding to the submissions of lawmakers including, Adegoke Adeyanju, Sikirat Ajibola and Wahab Haruna, under personal explanation at a Plenary held at the Assembly Chamber, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, admonishing residents to be more security conscious in all their daily engagements.
Oluomo noted that, putting in place a means of identification for riders became expedient to strengthen security operations, while ensuring sanity in the transport sector, for the socio-economic prosperity, as well as, checkmating kidnapping in some parts of the State.
The Speaker also called on the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to as a matter of urgency, intervene in the plight of the people living in the border areas to control the overzealousness of security personnel, which had been inflicting untold hardship on business owners and residents.
He urged the leadership of the State Security Trust Fund to realign the allocation of vehicles and other operational logistics to include all parts of the State, so as to reduce crimes and criminalities to the barest minimum.
Earlier, the lawmakers reported the cases of kidnapping and killing of innocent people by criminals, as well as the plight of their constituents in the border towns, due to the Federal Government’s directive on non-sales of petroleum products within 20km radius to the nation’s border.
The Assemblymen noted that the directive had been preventing their people from getting petroleum products to power their generating sets and other machines due to the excesses of some security agents.