THE Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday approved the nomination of persons to serve on the board of Security Trust Fund .
The Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Chief Adebayo Adelabu, who is the chairman of the Board alongside six others were confirmed.
According to the Chairman. House Committee on Security, Hon. Gbenga Oyekola while speaking on the floor of the house, recalled that the law on inauguration of the board has been enacted since 2012 and committee on Security has since been inaugurated too but there were little committee can do but having the nominees on the floor of the house for confirmation will give the state the ability access fund.
The lawmaker stressed that when the scheme was inaugurated, MTN and other service providers donated fund but the funds are lying fallow, unused.
“After their confirmation as chairman and members of the board, the fund will be accessed and be utilized to tackle insecurity in the state”, he added.
In a related development, Hon. Olusegun Ajanaku said the nominees are noble and people of integrity in the society and their mission to serve the state in the capacity is a welcome development. He, however urged the house to hasten their confirmation.
Following the consent of members of the house, the speaker, Hon. Michael Adeyemo confirmed their nomination.
Members of the board include: Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, Dr. Falil Ayo Abina, Engr. Femi Odumabo, Chief Abiodun Kola-Daisi, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan and Mr. Femi Oyedipe as executive secretary.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the confirmation , Dr. Azeez Adeduntan who represented the state government hinted that the board is going to be in an advisory capacity to assist the government to tackle insecurity in the state.
He further noted that there can’t be meaningful development without security of lives and properties asserting that, this is most important now that people are having penchant for crime as mean to survive.
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