Makinde approves recruitment of additional 500 Amotekun members

Makinde approves recruitment of additional 500 Amotekun members

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has approved the recruitment of additional 500 corps into the State Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the approval was contained in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information; Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, on Sunday in Ibadan.

 

Makinde announced the approval during the monthly security meeting with chairmen of local governments; heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the state. The governor said recruiting new corps would enhance Amotekun’s performance and further deepen the security architecture of the state.

 

 

Makinde

 

He said the meeting, held at the House of Parliament within the premises of the State House of Assembly; was part of his administration’s efforts to enhance security of lives and property in the state.

 

 

However, he added that the meeting was to get the situation report from various quarters on security; as well as to dialogue on what to do as stakeholders and fine tune necessary steps.

 

According to him, the outcome would help government to put necessary machinery in place for a safer environment.

 

He emphasised that security issue was a collective responsibility; “therefore, all hands must be on the deck in order to curtail insecurity facing the country; in which Oyo State was not exempted.

 

 

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“Security is everyone’s business and if we all play our parts well; we will have a safer and more secured environment.

 

 

“Though security of lives and property is a paramount responsibility of government; but government cannot do it alone except with cooperation of the entire citizenry.”

 

 

Makinde used the occasion to appreciate the security agencies in the state for their unrelenting support; especially towards making peaceful co-existence among the people of the state possible.

 

 

He urged them to keep the pace up in order to allow for more influx of investments and commercial growth.

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