Bayo Akande, a Special Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde on ICT, has revealed that the Oyo State Government has concluded plans to register all residents of the state in order to address insecurity in the state.
Mr Akande, who briefed reporters in Ibadan said:
This is in a bid to secure the state to know the people coming in and out of the state and this will enable the government to plan more effectively.
According to the governor’s aide, the Oyo State Residents registration programme, will help the government to focus on planning and revenue generation for the state.
It is a programme that involves the enumeration and registration of all residents of Oyo State.
This will also help in revenue collection so that we can bring in more residents under the Oyo State tax net.
Amidst the rising security challenges in the country, state governors are beginning to create systems that will capture the database of residents.
The move by the Oyo State Government came as unknown gunmen kidnapped an Ibadan village head, the Baale of Araromi, Tafa Apanpa, and his wife.
The gunmen, who stormed the Bakatari area of Ibadan, abducted the couple on Tuesday night.
Bakatari in Ido local government area is a border town between Oyo and Ogun, located on the Ibadan-Abeokuta road.
A resident of the community, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told journalists on Wednesday in Ibadan that the kidnappers abducted the village and his wife were kidnapped while it was raining on Tuesday night.
The source added that the couple’s whereabouts remained unknown.
When contacted, DSP Adewale Osifeso, the police spokesman in Ibadan, the state capital, confirmed the incident, saying the command is making efforts to secure the release of the victims.
The incident happened very late on Tuesday 22nd of June, at Araromi Village.
Efforts are in top gear to rescue both victims and apprehend the abductors, please.