Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has commended the Nigerian Army for returning soldiers back to correctional centres across the state.
Nigerian Army personnel had vacated correctional facilities in the state some days ago without giving any reason.
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Akeredolu had while reacting said that the move was going to cause insecurity, adding that it could fuel jailbreaks.
But praising the army for reversing its decision, Akeredolu in a statement on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, said, “We note the return of soldiers to the correctional centres as concerting. The security of lives and property of our people remain an onerous task that must be carried out without hesitation or sentiment.
“A federal facility like the correctional centre should not have been left without deserving security for any reason. However, the return of the soldiers to the facilities is a positive development.
“Both the Nigerian Army and the correctional centres belong to the Federal Government. There must be continuous synergy. We will also continue to do our best to give the necessary support when the need arises.”
saharareporters, new york