The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, and the Governor of Ondo State, Akeredolu on Wednesday met separately with President Muhammadu Buhari over the security situation in their respective states.
The states had been experiencing security challenges coupled with the criminality act of the herdsmen which has cost many lives and properties.
After the meetings at the Presidential Villa, Makinde said he seized the opportunity of the meeting to call for the establishment of more Police Mobile Force squadrons in the Oyo state. Governor Makinde asserted that Oyo State’s land mass is quite big, Oyo State is close to 29,000 square kilometers but the state only has two police squadrons.
He said for Oyo state to overcome the security challenges she is facing, he requested more Mobile Police Squadron in Oyo state.
He also said that he made it known to the president that the only way Oyo state can be developed is to get the youth gainfully employed and the steps the states have been taking regarding that.
In a related development, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, said his decision to meet Buhari on Tuesday was based on security threats being witnessed in parts of the country.
He said the President assured him at the meeting held inside the Presidential Villa, that he would not allow issues of security to be politicized.