Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo has sought for more operational support for the SO-SAFE Corps, especially from Community Development Associations, with a view to ensuring improved security network through information gathering on crimes and criminalities across the State.
Oluomo disclosed this shortly after being decorated as the Grand Marshal by the State Chairman of the Corps, Bishop Adewale Olaitan and the Corps Commander, Dr. Soji Ganzallo at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The Speaker, who emphasized that it was important to have at least two marshals in each CDAs across the three Senatorial Districts, commended the Corps for collaborating with other sister security agencies at ensuring a more peaceful and secured environment for residents and investors.
Stressing the importance of community policing to the maintenance of peace and orderliness in the society, the Speaker commended the members of the Special Marshal for devoting their time and resources to community service in support of the corps’ objectives.
He further challenged them to put more strategies in place towards providing accurate and timely information to security agencies, while reducing the crime rate and ensuring that offenders are identified and made to account for their misdeeds.
Earlier in their respective submissions, the Chairman of the Corps, Bishop Olaitan and the Corps Commander, Dr. Soji Ganzallo commended Speaker Oluomo’s foresight for sponsoring the bill which created the Corps in 2017, adding that his legislative strides as the then Deputy Speaker remained evergreen in the history of the State.
They added that the investiture was a collective decision of the corps to bestow honour on the Speaker, who often craved to give back to the society in his legislative assignments.