- A report has disclosed that 4,625 university and polytechnic graduates have applied for recruitment into Amotekun Corps in Osun state
- Data obtained from the office of the corps revealed that 20% of the applicants are university graduates while 15% have higher national diploma
- The data showed that 4,002 females applied for slots out of which 2,011 are married
A report has disclosed that 4,625 university and polytechnic graduates have applied for recruitment into Amotekun corps in Osun state.
Operation Amotekun is a security network created by six southwestern Nigerian states to curb insecurity in the region.
According to the Nation newspaper, data obtained from the office of the corps revealed that 20% of the applicants are university graduates while 15% have higher national diploma
Applicants with an ordinary national diploma were 10% and, 5% of had a national certificate of education.
Out of 13,216 applicants who applied for the job, 9,214 were men of which 8, 615 are married.
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The data showed that 4,002 females applied for slots out of which 2,011 are married.
The director-general of the Amotekun corps in Osun, Amitolu Shittu, has said the applicants will be properly screened and subjected to various tests.
Meanwhile, Nigeria's former vice president Atiku Abubakar has raised the alarm that insecurity in the northern region is preventing any meaningful farming activities.
Legit.ng gathered that the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) revealed this on his social media platforms on Monday, June 29.
According to Atiku, denying the people the freedom to farm in a rainy season as Nigeria is currently experiencing is the greatest disservice to the region and the country by extension.
The former vice president went on to note that if the situation is not addressed by the federal government this will be problematic for the whole nation.
He urged the Nigerian government to collaborate with the states in the region to take the security challenges seriously, adding that failure to do so could spell doom for the country.
Atiku also called on citizens to be vigilant in detecting the movements of criminal elements in their areas, while hoping for security agents to overcome these challenges.
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