- Retired Gen. Ajibola Kunle Togun has been appointed as the chairman of Amotekun in Oyo state
- Also, Col. Olayanju Bisiriyu Olayinka (Rtd) was appointed as the commandant of the security outfit
- The two retired military officers will oversee the state security network
Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has appointed retired Gen. Ajibola Kunle Togun as the chairman of the Oyo state Security Network, code-named Amotekun.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Moses Alao, special assistant to Makinde on print media.
He also disclosed that Col. Olayanju Bisiriyu Olayinka (Rtd) was appointed as the commandant of the security outfit.
According to the statement, the two retired military officers will oversee Amotekun security operation.
Makinde had on March 10, signed the State Security Network Agency (Amotekun) Bill, 2020 into law.
The governor remarked that the initiative was purely to complement the existing security agencies in tackling security challenges and not a replacement for the existing ones.
Equipment for use by the security outfit have been procured and expected that the appointment of the chairman and commandant for the outfit would pave way for its operations in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has appointed corps commander, Ondo state Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps.
The governor's appointment of Chief Adetunji Olu Adeleye comes after two months he signed the bill into law.
The Nation reports that Adeleye is a retired deputy commandant general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Akeredolu also appointed Toyin Akinmoyo as senior special assistant for Women Affairs, Bosun Oladimeji as senior special assistant publication and Hon. Albert Akintoye as senior special assistant for public utilities.
Also recall that Legit.ng reported that Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, instituted a governing board that will be overseeing the operation of Ekiti Security Network Agency popularly codenamed Operation Amotekun.
The development was contained in a statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, May 3.
According to the statement, the appointment was a giant stride towards ensuring effective take-off and efficient management of the state security outfits.
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