Makinde Okays Recruitment Of Additional 500 Amotekun Corps - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Monday, June 27, 2022

Makinde Okays Recruitment Of Additional 500 Amotekun Corps

IBADAN - Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has approved the recruitment of additional 500 men for the state’s Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), code-named Amotekun Corps.

Makinde disclosed this, at the weekend, during a security meeting with local council chairmen, vice chairmen, heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and other stakeholders at the House of Chiefs Secretariat in Ibadan. He said the measure was to enhance security of life and property in the state.

Makinde told the stakeholders that security issue is a collective responsibility that requires that all hands must be on deck.

He said: “Security is everyone’s business and if we all co-operate, we will have a safer and more secured environment.

“Although security of life and property is the paramount responsibility of government, but government cannot do it alone except with the co-operation of the entire citizenry. Oyo State is relatively peaceful and this was not achieved by the effort of government alone but with the support of all the stakeholders, most especially the security commanders.

“This meeting is aimed at getting the situation report from various quarters on security, as well as to dialogue on what to do as stakeholders and fine-tune necessary steps. This will help government to put necessary machinery in place for people to sleep with their two eyes closed.

“As the operation of the Amotekun Corps is concerned, we have perfected the process of employing 500 more hands to enhance their performance and further deepen the security architecture of our state.”

The governor, therefore, advocated the incorporation of local vigilance members into the existing security team for the enhancement of security in the state.

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