In order to allow for proper planning in the provision of necessary amenities for the citizenry, Ogun State Government is set to embark on registration of residents of the State.
The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun made this known in Lagos at a stakeholders’ dinner, organized by the State Security Trust Fund Board, noting that the registration becomes imperative for government to have a database of residents.
“We will soon start a resident registration exercise that will help us to have a database of those residing in our state. It will help us to plan and give basic amenities to our people “, he said.
Decrying lack of communication system for security agencies in the State, which he noted had stalled proper information dissemination between security chiefs, Abiodun called on other stakeholders to join hands with the government in building a secured State.
He assured investors that fund realized through the security trust fund would be judiciously used, saying members of the Board are people of integrity.
In his welcome address, Chairman of the Board, Mr. Bolaji Balogun, maintained that the Board consisted of people with proven character and would ensure transparency in its activities by giving room to auditing of its accounts, as well as offering quarterly reports to stakeholders.
On his part, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, represented by the Deputy Commissioner, Investigation, DCP Wale Abass, stated that the issue of security was a collective responsibility, calling on the public to always offer useful information that would assist security agencies in the discharge of their duties.
In his own submission, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje, said the Trust Fund would be transparent, accountable and resourceful towards enhancing the efficiency of formal and non-formal security agencies, while ensuring annual town hall meeting with the Governor and stakeholders.