The Vice Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas, His Royal Majesty Oyeniyi Olabisi Ouedepo 111 Ilugbemidepo, who is also the Okere of Shaki has ommended the Nigerian Army for the establishment of projects including the Command Sience Secondary School and barracks in Shaki area of Oyo State.
The royal father made this commendation on Wednesday 22nd July 2020 during a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai at the Army Headquarters conference Hall, Abuja.
He also thanked the Nigerian Army for providing adequate security in Shaki along with other security Agencies and also for curtailing the activities of criminal elements in other parts of the especially in the North East.
He used the opportunity of the visit to appeal for the location of more units and formations of the Nigerian Army in the area saying will help to drastically reduce the activities of bandits and kidnappers in the state.
“We appreciate all you have done for my kingdom. The establishment of the Command school and sinking of boreholes is a welcome development but as Oliver Twist, we are asking for more. Presence of more troops in our domain will increase security in our kingdom “, he said .
The Paramount Ruler promised to donate land for the establishment of Nigerian Army Ranch saying, “We are ready to donate land for the establishment of Nigerian Army cattle and other projects”.
The COAS who was represented by the Chief of Policy and plans (Army), Lieutenant General Lamidi Adeosun thanked the Royal father for the visit and assured him of the Nigerian Army determination to wipe out contemporary security challenges in the country.
He assured him that the request for establishment of more barracks in Shaki will be channelled to the appropriate quarters.
The Royal Father was accompanied on the visit by members of his cabinet as well as some members of Oke- Ogun development Union.
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