The Governor described kidnapping as economic crime that must be stop at all means, adding that most of the kidnappers were foreigners who disguise as herdmen, saying that it would not augur well if criminals are allowed to operate uncheck as it would affect the State which is regarded as the industrial hub of the nation.
“We do not want criminals to cause problems for us. The State host a lot of companies and Industries. It will not augur well to hear that crime are prevalent in our State. I will like to see those who were caught in the recent kidnappings in the State be brought to me. I will warn them because Government will not spare anyone caught in kidnapping henceforth”, he said.
Penpushing further reports that, Abiodun called on religious leaders to be committed at ensuring that peace and unity reign in the State and take the issue of security seriously as it was the responsibility of all and sundry.
The Governor acknowledged Eid El Kabir as the first religious celebration since he assumed Office, calling on adherents of different religion to live in peace with one another as they all worship the same God.
Penpushing also reports that, he admonished the people to reflect on the lessons of Sallah, adding that “Prophet Ibrahim exhibited unparalleled and uncommon faith that has continue to resonate in our heat”, calling on the people to emulate Him in all their actions.
The Governor while calling for continued support and prayers, promised that his administration will always be fair to all irrespective of political or religious affiliations and run the State according to the dictate of the law.
Penpushing reports that, the Chief Imam of Remoland, Sheik Junaid Abdukadiri, in his sermon said the election of the Governor was a testimony that God is not man and that His will will always be done.