The Kwara House of Assembly on Tuesday called on the state government to implement the Kwara State Security Trust Fund Act to cater for security-related problems that might crop up in any part of the state.
It would be recalled that the Security Trust Fund bill was passed by the House in 2012 and assented to by former Gov. AbdulFatah Ahmed.
However, the law has not been implemented and the development informed the decision of the ninth House of Assembly to call for its implementation.
The House made the call after adopting a Motion on Notice titled, “Need to Implement the Kwara State Security Trust Fund Law”, moved by Assemblyman Felix Awodiji (APC-lrepodun).
In his submission, Awodiji advocated a dedicated Security Trust Fund to pool resources, including donations from individuals and corporate bodies, for security purposes so as to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens.
He described the increasing wave of crime and criminality in the state as disturbing, citing the recent EndSARS protest, which culminated into looting and vandalism of public and private property.
The Speaker, Mr Yakubu Danladi, while ruling on the adoption of the House resolution, said that the Security Trust Fund, when operational, would make the security agencies to be more proactive in their discharge of duties.
He said that the implementation of the law would also safeguard citizens in all parts the state.
Also during Tuesday’s plenary, the House approved N243.5 million received by the state as COVID-19 donations for the purchase of medical equipment and construction of molecular laboratories in the state.
The Speaker announced the approval after a debate on the issue, following a message from Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq.