South-West governors won’t rest until insecurity is tackled – Akeredolu

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that governors in the South-West zone would not rest until security challenges confronting the region are addressed.

Akeredolu said this on Monday during a visit to the leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, after the burial of his daughter, Olufunke Olakunri.

Mrs Olakunri, 58, was killed by an armed gang on July 12 along Benin-Ore expressway.

Akeredolu, on behalf of other South-West governors, said they were bent on facing security challenges in the region head-on.

“It is a serious security challenge but we are prepared to face the challenge, don’t doubt it.

“Something drastic and urgent has to be done and we are determined to do it, there is no other way,” he said.

The governor added: “We want to give our words to get to the roots of the incident and get those responsible.

“We are not resting on our oars and we are prepared to meet these challenges with everything we have.”

The burial service held at Saint David Cathedral, Akure, had many dignitaries in attendance, including Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, and Akeredolu.

Others were former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode; former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko; Senator Iyiola Omisore; and former minister of communications, Omobola Johnson.