The Ogun State government has officially inaugurated the State Community and Social Orientation Safety Corps (SO-SAFE CORPS), formerly known as the Vigilante Service of Ogun State (VSO), with a charge on the men of the security outfit to be professional in the discharge of their duties
Speaking at the inauguration which follows the passage of the Ogun State Community and Social Orientation Safety Corps Bill 2017 into law by the Ogun State House of Assembly, the Secretary to State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, on behalf of the State government commended the Corps for its efforts in combating crime and criminal activities in the State, saying, the change in the name of the agency was part of sustained efforts to further position it for better service delivery.
Adeoluwa called on the security outfit to continue to justify the confidence of government and the people, promising that government would continue to support it
‘’I urge you to continue to justify the confidence that government has reposed in you. I assure you that no government will toy with the issue of security. Continue to do your work professionally, having it in mind that you can’t force yourself on the people.
‘’Since your establishment eight years ago, you have given a good account of yourself. You don’t only service government, you service communities and private firms and we get reports that establishing your outfit was a good choice’’, Adeoluwa said.
Responding, the Corps Commander of SO-SAFE CORPS, Mr. Soji Ganzallo appreciated the State government for its support and encouragement over the years, noting that the name change would further boost the morale of his officers.
He also assured that they would continue to collaborate with other security agencies in the State to further tackle insecurity, particularly in communities.
Dignitaries present at the event included; the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Olumide Ayeni, Special Adviser to the Governor on Information Communication & Technology, Mr. Bunmi Adedayo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Kunle Osota and his Cabinet and Special Service counterpart, Mr. Lanre Saka.