Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has signed the State Security Trust Fund Bill into the law.
He also signed into Law the Ogun State Road Mantaince Agency (Amendment) 2019.
Both bills were passed into law by the State House of Assembly.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin said the Bills were signed by the Governor after they were presented to him by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan,Abeokuta.
Abiodun, the statement added, had last weekend inaugurated the Committee of the Trust Fund, headed by Mr. Bolaji Balogun, to source money for the acquisition and deployment of security equipment and such human materials and financial resources that would be necessary to prevent crime and preserve public peace.
The Committee is also to promote the interest of all security agencies in the state and mobilise funding and resources in cash or kind from the public and private sectors as well as individuals.
According to the statement, the Committee is also to reserve part of the Fund for the training and retraining of security personnel, as well as do and perform other functions for the purpose of public security as contained in the State Security Law 2011as amended by the State Security Trust Fund Law, 2019.
On the signing into law of the State Road Maintenance Agency (OGROMA), the statement added that deplorable township and rural roads in the state would soon begin to wear new look as the Agency swings into action.
The government resuscitated the agency to serve as a quick fix mechanism to address the deplorable condition of township and rural roads, it was learnt.