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Group Makes Case For Community Policing As Panacea For Economic Development

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By Francis Ezediuno

It has been revealed that for community development to be very strong there is need for community policing in the form of vigilantes to be accorded top priority.

This point of view was made known during the press conference organized by Osun State College Of Technology, Esa-Oke, OSCOTECH Ex-Sportsmen/Women Association for their 4th bi-annual event scheduled to begin on Thursday 20th, June, 2019 with the theme: Insecurity, The Bane of Our Economic Development.

They also stated that with the rising cases of insecurity and crime in the country, the time was ripe for states to have their own police even at the local government levels.

According to the group’s Co-ordinator Administration, Adegbenga Onaneye, their mission is to give back to their Alma Mata in order to enhance sports development so as to inspire future generations adding that through their activities, they have been able to bring management and the students to engage one another in a cordial environment.

The co-ordinator revealed that the alumni was trying its best to improve on the welfare of the students through the school’s management.

He stated that students should know that insecurity is a problem affecting the country and also the economic development of the nation.

In his contribution, Abdulghaniyy Adekunle kareem, the group’s Organizing Secretary, disclosed that they have made numerous contributions towards the development of their Alma Mata amongst which includes the provision of sports equipment.

He added that the event was postponed from 2018 to this year because of security challenges and the kidnap and killing of an academic staff of the institution last year.

The event will kick off on Thursday 20th June, 2019 with a novelty football match and end on Friday 21st June, 2019 with a medical camp programme, finals of the Rector’s Cup and Gala Night at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the institution in Esa-Oke, Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.

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