The Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, on Monday, said the influx of people into the state because of his good policies is contributing to insecurity in the state.
The governor who stated this while inaugurating the board of the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun, said government would continue to take seriously the issue of security of lives and property so that people could be able to go about their lawful endeavours.
He called on residents not to panic but join hands to secure the state.
Makinde said, “We know that because of the policies of this administration, a lot of people are coming into Oyo State, and when you have more and more people coming in, it will come with its own set of challenges and with opportunities as well.
“In the days ahead, we will also let the people of Oyo State know the things we are doing as far as security is concerned. And when they see security operatives all around, they must give them total support.
“Yes, I can go to Igangan and take responsibility for some of these activities, but security is our collective responsibility. It is not just for the government or governor alone. So, everybody needs to come on board and play their own part.”
He further said, “I have been listening and watching people try to politicise the issue of security. Well, I want to appeal to such individuals within the state; it is our state and it is only God that puts people in position. If you want to destroy your state before everybody to gain political power, I wonder what kind of state such an individual or group of people will want to preside over.
“The governor added that, “They should wait and let us build Oyo State together. If it is God’s will for them to be in power in 2023, God will do it for them easily. But we must not destroy our state. We must not politicise insecurity. Yes, some people did it at the national level and gained power in 2015, but Nigerians are wiser.”