- Osun state House of Assembly has confirmed two key members for operation Amotekun
- The corps commander and chairman were screened during the plenary session of the House
- Recall that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola earlier sent the names of the nominees for confirmation
The corps commander and chairman of the governing board of Osun Security Network Agency popularly code-named Operation Amotekun has been confirmed by the state House of Assembly.
According to The Nation, the Osun state House of Assembly on Tuesday, July 28, confirmed Brig.-Gen. Isah Aderibigbe (rtd) as the chairman and Brig.-Gen. Bashir Adewimbi (rtd) as corps commander.
Both men were confirmed after scrutiny on the floor of the state assembly presided over by Speaker Timothy Owoeye.
Recall that they appeared for screening on the floor of the House on Thursday, July 23, after submitting 35 copies of their resumé to the Assembly.
This development comes after the Osun state governor sent the names of the chairman and commander for the security outfit to the state House of Assembly.
The speaker of the House, Timothy Owoeye, who read the governor's letter on the floor of the assembly on Tuesday, July 21, said Oyetola’s request is pursuant to sections 5(2) and 13(1) of the Osun State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps Establishment Law 2020.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported 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.
Data obtained from the office of the corps revealed that 20% of the applicants are university graduates while 15% have a higher national diploma. Applicants with an ordinary national diploma were 10% and, 5% 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.
In a related development, Oyo state former governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, stated that the joint southwest security outfit Amotekun will fail in every state except in Lagos.
Alao-Akala made this known while speaking on his memoirs titled Amazing Grace, which is expected to be launched 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.
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