Ekiti fences public colleges to stop abduction
Ekiti fences public colleges to stop abduction. EKITI State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, stated that his administration had begun the development of fences in public colleges as a part of proactive methods to forestall the kidnapping of scholars.
Ekiti State is in the Southwest region of Nigeria, declared a state on 1 October 1996 alongside five other states in the country by the then military government under head of state, General Sani Abacha. As one of the newest states of the Nigerian federation, it was carved out of the territory of old Ondo State and covers the former 12 local government areas that made up the Ekiti Zone of old Ondo State. On creation, it had 16 Local Government Areas (LGAs), having had an additional four carved out of the old ones. Ekiti State is one of the 36 states (Inc. Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)) that constitute Nigeria.
The governor, who spoke on Tuesday in a statewide radio and tv program tagged ‘Media chat’, stated, “The Government of Ekiti State, in efforts to spice up safety, has ensured that main and secondary colleges throughout the 16 native authorities areas of the state are adequately protected.
“In doing so, school fencing projects are ongoing. Also, the government has improved on the security surveillance across the state, deploying more personnel to strategic locations for effective coverage,” the governor stated.
On state police, Fayemi, who faulted the argument that state governors would deploy state police personnel in opposition to opposition politicians, stated the rising insecurity within the nation had made the creation of state police a necessity.