Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, the governor of Ondo State, has hailed the return of Nigerian Army soldiers to the state’s correctional facilities.
After the troops were pulled from the penitentiary centres a few days ago, the Governor raised the alarm, stating it was an anomaly and an unreasonable security risk, and that it may promote jailbreaks.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Saturday, Akeredolu praised the Nigerian Army for enabling sound logic to prevail for the benefit of the people.
“We note the return of soldiers to the correctional centres as concerting. The security of lives and property of our people remains an onerous task that must be carried out without hesitation or sentiment.
“A federal facility like the correctional centre should not have been left without deserving security for any reason. However, the return of the soldiers to the facilities is a positive development.
“Both the Nigerian Army and the correctional centres belong to the Federal Government. There must be continuous synergy. We will also continue to do our best to give the necessary support when the need arises,” Akeredolu was quoted as saying.