Makinde Inaugurates 1,500 Pioneer Amotekun Corp
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, inaugurated 1,500 pioneer corps of the State Security Network Agency, Codenamed - Amotekun Corps.
Makinde while speaking at the Passing-Out ceremony of the corps, held at the Sports field of the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, said members of the outfit would be working with the Federal security agencies.
He, however, disclosed that the corps would be answerable to the state Governors.
Correspondent Kunle Ojo reports that the Governor enumerated some of the primary functions of the Amotekun Corps as authorised by law, to include; collaboration with and assisting the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in gathering information.
Makinde further stated that members of the corps would be drafted to all the 351 wards in the state, stressing that the corps would be the state's community police so that their presence will be felt everywhere.
Makinde who reiterated his administration commitment to the provision of adequate security for lives and property in the state stressed that issue of security has always been closed to his heart.
In their separate remarks, the Chairman and Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Brig. Gen. Kunle Togun Rtd and Col. Olayanju Olayinka Rtd respectively, charged the Corp members to be effective in their operations.
The duo appreciated the governor for providing all the needs of the corps members in the course of the two-weeks training.