- Former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala has opened up on why Amotekun will fail in south-west except in Lagos state
- Alao-Akala explained that the joint security outfit will fail over leadership challenges
- The ex-governor also faulted the decision of appointing retired military officers to head the security outfit
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Oyo state former governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has stated that the joint southwest security outfit Amotekun will fail in every state except in Lagos, The Cable reports.
Alao-Akala made this known while speaking on his memoirs titled: “Amazing Grace” which is expected to be launched in June, as part of activities for his 70th birthday celebration.
He noted that though the outfit is meant to take care of people's security across the region, however, it will fail because the governors did not appoint the right people to head Amotekun.
The ex-governor who faulted the decision of southwest governors to appoint retired military officers as director-general of the outfit said the regional security initiative will fail over leadership challenge.
Alao-Akala said police officers would have been suited to fill in the positions, adding that a soldier is trained to lead wars, while a police officer has better knowledge of internal security.
The former Oyo state governor who was an assistant commissioner of police went on to explain why police officers are better than ex-military personnel to head the security outfits in the other states.
Earlier, Legit.ng 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. Adeleye is a retired deputy commandant general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Similarly, 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. Legit.ng recalls that Governor Fayemi on Monday, March 16, signed the southwest security initiative into law.
In a related development, Governor Seyi Makinde 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.
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