BEING A TEXT OF SPEECH DELIVERED BY SIR (OTUNBA) AYODELE ELESHO, CHAIRMAN, PUBLICITY, EDUCATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT SUB-COMMITTEE OF IKORODU DIVISION PEACE INITIATIVE LTD/GTE (IDPIL/G) AT THE INAUGURAL PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT AYANGBUREN CONFERENCE ROOM, ON MONDAY 13th DECEMBER, 2021.
It gives me a great pleasure and it is indeed a day of joy to welcome you all to this auspicious event. I cannot but give Glory to God for giving us the opportunity to witness this Inaugural Press Conference.
I have the singular honour and privilege, with the blessings of our royal fathers, to formally announce to the good people of Ikorodu Division and the general public of the birth of the Ikorodu Division Peace Initiative LTD/GTE (IDPIL/G).
The Ikorodu Division Peace Initiative LTD/GTE (IDPIL/G) is a community initiative and a ‘child of necessity’ birthed by the rising wave in crime and general state of insecurity within Ikorodu Division in recent time, especially the nefarious activities of the cult groups, Land grabbers and some other miscreants.
Consequently and knowing the security peculiarities of the major towns in Ikorodu Division and noting the presence of vigilante groups in these towns, the Royal Fathers in consultation with some respected elders of the community came together to fashion out a body that would unify and coordinate the activities and operational aspects of the Vigilante groups, hence amalgamation of the various vigilante groups in Ikorodu Division into one indivisible Local Joint Task Force after security scrutiny of the selected members. It is now called “Joint Task Force” because their operations are jointly carried out in partnership with officers of the Nigerian Police Force.