The Vigilante Service of Ogun (VSO) is currently undergoing restructuring, to make it more potent in providing adequate security to the people of the State.
The State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, made this known while fielding question from newsmen at the end of an interactive session organised for political office holders in Abeokuta.
The Commissioner pointed out that the restructuring of the Service was imperative for better performance, assuring members of the public that the improved security outfit would help in bringing crime rates in the State to the barest minimum.
He disclosed that unscrupulous elements among the personnel were replaced with honest and competent officers to mount strategic units, so as to guarantee safety of lives and property of citizens at all times, commending the VSO led by Commander Soji Ganzallo, for responding promptly to security challenges across the State.
Shedding more light on assets sharing among the 57 Local government areas and Local council Development areas across the State, Ojuko stated that a trusted team, comprising of officials from related Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government were saddled with the task of visiting the existing 20 Local Governments to ascertain what was on ground, with a view to determining how the assets were to be shared.
“Let me commend the asset sharing committee for a job well done. They took their time to visit all the councils, came back with their reports which was forwarded to the State Executive Council for ratification, after which they went back to implement the sharing. I must say we have almost resolved issues that might have occurred in the course of sharing the assets”, Ojuko explained.