As part of community efforts towards combating crimes in the community, the Igosun Progressive Union has donated a rehabilitated Non Custodial office and other amenities to the Nigeria Correctional Service on Wednesday in Igosun, Oyun LGA.
The handing over ceremony which was graced by eminent personalities such as the TIC Chairman Oyun LGA, the Controller of Corrections, Kwara State Command, Aliyu Baba Usman, the Oba In Council ably led by Chief Afolabi Olatoke Eesa of Igosun, the 1ST National Vice President of IPU, the National Secretary and other Executives of Igosun Progressive Union, Past Presidents of IPU, was described by the National President of Igosun Progressive Union Chief Rafiu Oyeyemi Balogun as big step towards addressing the issue of crime and the poor living conditions in Nigeria Prisons.
The President in his words noted that “the Communities in Oyun Local Government must work hand in hand with the Non – Custodial Officers of Correctional service for the effective implementation of their mandate and we also sue for needed cooperation among all the Security Agencies in the overall interest of our Communities“
He added that “It is now clear more than before, in the face of the serious security challenges confronting us in this Country that, security issues cannot be left to the Security Agencies or “Government” alone. It is everybody’s business and all hands must be on deck to rid our Communities of crimes and social vices. At any rate, we are part of Government and it is incumbent on all of us to provide requisite intelligence Report to assist the Law Enforcement Agencies to curb crimes or reduce crimes to the barest minimum”
He appreciated all Igosun indigenes who contributed morally and financially to the success of the establishment of the Oyun LGA Non- Custodial Office in Igosun.
It should be noted that the office rehabilitation was financed through communal contributions from Ìgósùn Indigenes which was coordinated by the National Executives of Ìgósùn Profressive Union under the leadership of Chief Rafiu Oyeyemi Balogun.
The President further appreciates the commendable efforts of Alhaji Rasaq Oloyede who was instrumental to the achievement.
He concluded by assuring the Officers of the Nigeria Correctional Service of the continuous support of the community.436