Caretaker committee chairman of Itesiwaju local government area of Oyo State, Niyi Adeagbo, has promised to reduce criminal activities within the council area.
Speaking after reviewing what happened before Governor Abiola Ajimobi renewed his term and that of others as council helmsman, the security expert expressed appreciation to the management and heads of departments of the council “for maintaining the standard we have set in the council.”
According to him, the welfare of the staff will be given adequate attention as “payment of outstanding salaries will be our top priority.”
He went further: “Before my reappointment, the state government had asked for details of the councils’ debts profile. Arrangements are in pipeline to offset the debts on a gradual basis.
“We shall reactivate the routine monthly peace and security meeting with a view to ensuring adequate security of lives and property of our people in the council in order to continuously ensure zero tolerance for crimes in all forms.
“Despite the council’s very low level of economic activities and average infrastructure development, we are determined to igenerate at least N2million monthly internally in a short term without causing an iota of hardship to our people. Our projection is based on 20 major means of revenue generation in the council in addition to the incomes from our agriculture and works departments.
“Just before we left office in December last year, we had six (6) borehole projects in progress and thanks to our works department; they have been completed and awaiting for commissioning.
“Arrangements are in top gear to do the needful to our rivers and bridges in the seven (7) major towns in Iteswiaju LGA. This is a precautionary measure to any environmental hazard during this raining season,” he listed