Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday held an emergency Security Council meeting to design strategies to maintain law and order amid biting fuel scarcity and currency swap challenge.
The meeting was attended by some cabinet members, security commanders, and the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of the Kwara State Council of Chiefs Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
With security commanders and cabinet members presenting field reports on the question of fuel, currency issues and security situation in the state, the meeting called for calm while serious efforts are being made to ease the fuel shortage and shortages arising from the currency change.
The Governor said the views expressed at the meeting will be presented at the Council of State meeting, which has been slated for Friday.
The security council called for setting up a state government task force to interface with various oil marketers and make things easy for the people of the state. The council was also briefed about the deployment of some air assets to the state to strengthen security and public peace.
The Governor has meanwhile approved the setting up of the Task Force, which is to be headed by Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi.