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Makinde approves recruitment of additional 500 Amotekun operatives

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

The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Wasiu Olatunbosun, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Ibadan, the state capital.

Makinde announced this during the monthly security meeting with chairpersons 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 state’s security architecture.

He said the meeting was part of his administration’s efforts to enhance the security of lives and property and get the situation report from various state quarters.

Makinde further stated that the meeting was also to discuss what to do as stakeholders and fine-tune necessary steps to help the government put necessary machinery in place for a safer environment.

He said, “Therefore, all hands must be on deck in order to curtail insecurity facing the country, in which Oyo State was not exempted.

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

“Though the security of lives and property is a paramount responsibility of the government, the 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 towards making peaceful coexistence among the state’s people possible.

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

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