The Governor of Oyo State Mr. Abiola Ajimobi has attributed the low crime rate in the state during the yuletide season to the efforts of the Nigerian Police, saying the force has become more efficient.
The governor spoke on Tuesday during a courtesy call on him by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Mr. David Oluwafemi Omojola at the government house Ibadan.
According to Ajimobi, statistics has shown that for the third year running that criminal activities had greatly reduced in the state during the yuletide period, attributing this to the efficiency of the police.
He said: “The police have become better than they used to be, they are friendlier, more strategic, more accommodating and are working closely with the people. They are very much people-friendly. The crop of officers we have today are more educated, enlightened and exposed. This has helped a lot in cementing the relationship between the police and public,” he said.
The governor attributed the successes recorded by his administration to the cooperation and support of the police, pledging that his administration would continue to collaborate with them to further enhance their performance.