The Security Commander, Chief Àdetunji Adeleye, said 16,000 applicants have applied for the 350 vacant slots in the Ondo State security outfit, codenamed Amotekun.
Adeleye, who stated this in Akure over the weekend, added that 900 of them have already been shortlisted.
He said Governor Rotimi Akeredolu ordered the recruitment to strengthen and boost its operations.
Adeleye commended the governor for providing necessary logistics and moral support to ensure the practical take-off of the security networks.
He said, “the exercise was transparent with personnel from the Amotekun agency and certified security experts involved in the process. With the recruitment of the new Amotekun corps, the spate of insecurity will be reduced to the barest minimum; criminal-minded elements should steer clear of the state or face their waterloo.”
According to him, the newly recruited personnel will be posted to strategic places across the state to collaborate with conventional security agencies.
Speaking on disqualified applicants, Adeleye explained that “majority of the applicants were screened out on age grounds, physical fitness and experience.
Adeleye said that successful applicants would soon be invited for training and urged them to resume at the camp within the stipulated period, warning that there would be no additional registration in 2022.
He said only successful candidates whose names appear on the Corps website are to resume at the training camp. The commander advised the applicants to visit the Corps’ website for further details.