A federal lawmaker, Hon Olugbenga Ojoawo, has handed over a police station, senior police quarters and a patrol van to the Nigeria Police Force for adequate protection of lives and properties of the citizens in his federal constituency.
Iloko, as Ojoawo is fondly called, represents Ibarapa North/Central federal constituency in the House of Representatives.
Presenting the keys of the police station, quarters and the patrol van to the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu in Igangan town, Ojoawo said the responsibility of securing lives and properties of the community that has being poorly managed as a border community made him to facilitate what he called the Abuja type II standard police station to his constituency.
He said this was one of the numerous projects he has facilitated to the constituency in the last three and half years in office.
Receiving the keys of the police station, the IG who was represented by the AIG Zone 11, Leye Oyebade, said security is an indispensable tool for sustainable growth and development of any community.
Oyebade said community policing is imperative to partner between the police and the community so as to bring about desired peace and tranquility.
He added that the police station will boost crime fighting in Igangan and its environs, assuring that police officers will be deployed to the new police station as soon as possible.
He lauded the facilitator of the project.
Earlier in his remarks the Oyo State Commissioner of Police Shina Olukolu pledged that the officers and men that will be deployed to the station will make judicious use of the facility.
As part of his third edition of project inauguration, Ojoawo also inaugurated a skill acquisition center located in Isale Oba, Igboora, an effort aimed at reducing poverty, where youth and women will be trained in tie and dye, soap making, cream, event decoration, cake and confectionaries and many more.