Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

Owo Massacre: Akeredolu issues executive order 

An Executive Order mandating the installation and use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) equipment in all public and private institutions throughout the state of Ondo was signed by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

This was in response to the country’s recent spike in insecurity and the requirement to protect people’s lives and property in all public and private institutions and centres across the state.

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All places of worship, financial institutions (of all kinds), event venues, supermarkets, educational institutions (Schools), hotels/motels, guest houses, inns, restaurants, clinics and health centres, eateries (of all kinds), recreation or vehicle parks, and other public areas that are frequently visited by the general public must abide by the executive order.

This information was included in a statement that Richard Olatunde, the governor’s chief press secretary, issued and signed in Akure.

According to Section 176 (2) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Constitution, which grants the Governor of Ondo State the authority to act as the state’s chief executive, the governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has issued the following executive orders:

“The owners, occupiers, managers, and operators of public/private institutions within Ondo State shall mandatorily install, use, and maintain CCTV devices and other secret cameras to monitor and keep surveillance on the daily activities in their premises and in particular monitor the ingress and egress of people/vehicles at the said places, venues, and centres,” the statement continued.

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“That in addition to recording all activities at the public and private institutions, the installed CCTV devices must also include data storage hardware, and the data stored therein should be made available to security agencies whenever necessary.

“That public and private institutions must hire and keep on staff security guards with the necessary training to guard the entrances and exits to their various buildings/premises.

The owners and occupiers of public and private institutions shall, as necessary, erect a well-fortified perimeter fence with a security post at the entry and exit points.

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“That all security agencies, particularly the Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun), and the Department of State Security Services, shall enforce this Executive Order” (DSS).

According to Section 203 of the Criminal Code (Cap. 37) Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, violators of this Executive Order will face legal action, he continued.

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