Photo: From Left: Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle and Olota of Ota, Oba Obalanlege Adeyemi at the training session
By Abiodun Lawal
Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC-Ogun West) on Thursday organised a cyber security training for traditional rulers in the senatorial district to fight insecurity in the state.
Speaking at the training session in Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area of the state, Adeola noted that there was need to equip the traditional rulers with necessary tools to fight insecurity in their terrain.
Adeola, Senate Committee Chairman on Appropriation, represented by Alhaji Ali Ajibode, added that the training would go a long way in assisting the traditional rulers to tackle all sorts of nefarious activities in their different communities.
“All hands must be on deck to tackle any form of insecurity within our environment.
”There is need to equip the traditional rulers with necessary tools to fight insecurity in their terrain and all sorts of nefarious activities in their different communities. That is the essence of the training,” Adeola said.
In his remarks, one of the resource persons, a security expert, Mr Adekunle Ilori, noted that it was important for the traditional rulers to deploy technology to tackle insecurity in their domains and not leave it wholly to government.
Ilori urged them to embrace and install Close Circuit Television (CCTV), wireless surveillance cameras and drones in homes, strategic community entry points as well as exit gateways to keep track of the movement of strange people in their areas.
He added that going digital to combat the security challenges in the axis was achievable, advising the traditional rulers to leverage their well placed sons, daughters and goodwill to establish a security trust fund for the zone.
The security expert explained that they could draw resources from such Funds to acquire the digital security gadgets to secure their domains.
In their separate responses while speaking to newsmen, Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle; Olota of Ota, Oba Obalanlege Adeyemi and the Eselu of Iselu, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, lauded the initiative and the facilitator for the knowledge gained.
They assured that they would incorporate the security measures to safeguard their environment.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the highlight of the training was the distribution of laptops to all the traditional rulers. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Folasade Adeniran