As the gubernatorial election approaches in the State of Osun, the State Commissioner of Police, Mrs Dorothy Gimba has called on members of the Federation of Informal Workers Organization of Nigeria (FIWON) and the entire citizens of the state on the need for them to conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after election.
The police boss made the call during an advocacy visit paid to her by the members of FIWON in her office at State Police Command, Osogbo.
Mrs Gimba who identify peaceful co-existence among the citizens of the state as the panacea to growth and development in the state, noted that it has become imperative to imbibe the spirit of oneness so as to assist the state government in its efforts to maintain peace across the nooks and crannies of the state.
She advised, that as elections would come up August as slated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), FIWON should as a priority organize and educate their members on how to conduct themselves and their families peacefully before and during the elections, so that a free and fair election would be achieved.
Gimba added that necessary machinery had been put in motion to ensure there is free, fair and credible election in the state.
While stating her position on the present policy of the force as it relates to community policing, the Commissioner advised FIWON members to join local vigilante groups recognized by the command to help minimize crimes in the society.
Mrs Gimba who thanked the Federation for paying her a visit reiterated that her command would find it easy with FIWON as partner to record more success stories owing to the large numbers of informal workers’ organizations the federation control.
She praised FIWON leadership for been well organized and coordinated in their activities, saying with the federation strength, opening any door is easy, while government organizations and agency would appreciate forming a formidable partnership with the organization to promote security and peace of the state and Nigeria at large.
She assured the federation of her willingness to be supportive in any way it would be require, while she should be seen as part of the federation.
Earlier, the State Coordinator of FIWON Comrade Ibrahim Olayinka expressed gratitude to the command for responding to the federation invitation in the past and articulated what the Federation of informal workers’ organizations of Nigeria stands for, it mission, vision and the journey so far.
He solicited for the command cooperation in helping the federation in it activities and other ways of developmental collaborations.