Sunday 13 October 2019

Quest to Handle Security of Venue and Attendees: Iwude-Ijesa Planning Committe Members Make Visit to DPOs of Ayeso and Ijamo, Ilesa Police Stations

With the Ojude Owa (palace square of Adimula Ijesa) ready to be filled with people on Saturday 21st December, 2019 as Ijesa sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora will be coming to celebrate the Iwude-Ijesa 2019 edition, the planning committee is not leaving any stone unturned at assuring the safety of attendees and performers. The services of Ilesa divisions of Nigeria Police Force are regularly used to accomplish this.

So members of the committee  considered the vital role that security  personnel shall play in keeping these event secure, thus paid a courtesy visit to the Divisional Police Officer (D.P.O) of Nigeria Police Force "A" Division,  Ayeso,  Ilesa on Friday 4th October, 2019 at 10:00am at his office and to the D. P. O. of Nigeria Police Force "B" Division,  Ijamo, on Wednesday 9th October, 2019 at 11:00am at his office.

The vice chairman, planning committee, Chief Afolabi Igbaroola who led other members to the Ayeso A' Divisional police officer, CSP Martin’s Bamgboye formally intimated him about the antennary of his imperial majesty, oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II, CFR,LLD  and other eminent chiefs, as well as, sons and daughters of Ijesaland during the festival.

Emphasizing the readiness of the committee to make the celebration of the age-long ijesa cultural identity of the ijesas a hitch free jamboree, chief Igbaroola solicited the support of the police to make the occasion a worthwhile one.

 In a vote of thanks, the chairman, event and venue sub-committee, Mr wale Idowu said since the need for adequate security network is germane to the success of the program, there was need to carry the police and other security agencies along in planning  sitting arrangements for dignitaries.

Mr Idowu also emphatically stressed that no stone should be left unturned in the efforts at providing security cover for all participants irrespective of their socio-political status.

In his response, the Divisional police officer, CSP Martins assured the committee of the police support, noting that men and officers will be drawn from other  commands for effective policing.

In attendance were: chief Afolabi Igbaroola,  Lorunyin of Ilesa, chief Ayo Agbede, Mr Wale Idowu, prince Isaac Haastrup, Mrs Bunmi Ogunniyi, Mr Oluwatobiloba Omirin, DSP Olagoke Oladokun and CSP Bamgboye Martins.

Briefing the Divisional police officer, of Nigeria Police Force "B" Division, Ijamo, Ilesa, CSP Ade Ige about  activities lined up for the age long cultural festival, vice chairman, chief Afolabi Igbaroola also said police had a stake in ensuring a hitch free carnival of unity in Ijesaland come December 21st this year.

Responding the CSP Ade Ige lauded the Committee for carrying along, security chiefs in their pre event activities, the step he said would  yield a positive result.

He expressed readiness of the police to collaborate with the organizers to ensure security of lives and property of  would be participants at the world cultural festival.

In a vote thanks, a member, Mr  Akin Ajayi Obe reiterated commitment of the committee to the safety of participants and advocated a robust relationship between the  police and the Secretariat.

In attendance were, chief Afolabi Igbaroola, Mr Akin Ajayi Obe, Mrs  Yemisi Ariyibi, Prince Isaac haastrup, Mrs Bunmi Ogunniyi, Mr Oluwatobiloba Omirin , CSP Ade Ige and inspector Ajadi Muraina.

Coverage: Isaac Haastrup

1 comment:

  1. People saddled with iwude Ijesa day should include other Ijesas outside Ilesa and its immediate environment as members into various committees. My opinion though.