Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Tuesday donated a storey building to the Zone 17 of the Nigeria Police Force.
The building is to serve as the operational office and headquarters of the zone, which was created on May 27, 2020 to serve Ondo and Ekiti States.
While handing over the building to the Inspector of General of Police (DIG), Mr David Folawiyo, who is in charge of the zone, the governor thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the creation of the zone.
He noted that the recent #EndSARS protests had negatively impacted on the psyche of the police, while appealing to the officers to come out and continue to enforce law and order in Ondo State.
“We owe it a duty to apologise to the police and encourage them, so that they can come out to carry out their responsibilities,” he said.
The governor assured the DIG that his administration would continue to give all the necessarily support to the police zone to enable it to protect the people of the two states in its domain.
In his address, Folawiyo thanked the governor for donating the building.
He disclosed that Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti had promised to equip the headquarters with computer sets and other necessary gadgets.
Folawiyo stressed that community policing would be rigorously pursued, pledging that the zone would serve the people better by collaborating with other sister agencies.