ABEOKUTA – President of the pan African conglomerate, the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has called for cooperation of the citizenry with the security agencies to stem the rising spate of insecurity in the land.
Dangote gave this charge in Abeokuta, Ogun State during the inauguration of the State Security Trust Fund by the state government
To this end, the business mogul donated N75 million to the Fund, saying the matter of security and the protection of lives and property could not be left alone in the hand of the government.
He explained that the citizenry had their own role to play to make the society safe and have crimes and other social vices reduced to the barest minimum.
Dangote pledged that his organisation would be ready to partner with the government and contribute its own quota to the task of reducing crimes and violence in the country, pointing out that the spate of armed robbery across the country, in the last few months has become unacceptable.
At the inauguration, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of the state handed over 120 double cabin patrol vans to be used as operational vehicles, noting that much as it was the duty of the state to ensure effective security measures are put in place, such measures could hardly work except the people play their own part.
In this regard, he commended Dangote and other personalities who contributed towards the successful take-off of the security trust fund.
According to him, Alhaji Dangote and his business organisations have proven to be responsible citizens who are never found wanting whenever their contributions are required on any given matter.
Amosun urged other personalities to emulate Dangote’s good gesture in partnering with government for effective service delivery in various sectors of the economy.