- The Ondo State Security Network Agency popularly code-named Operation Amotekun has taken off in the state
- In light of this, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu assured the people that the state's peace will not be disturbed
- The governor of Ondo state expressed his readiness to champion the course of a better, and safer society
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has assured residents that following the launch of Ondo State Security Network Agency popularly code-named Operation Amotekun, no criminal element shall disturb the state's relative peace.
According to The Guardian, he disclosed this at the passing-out ceremony of pioneer Amotekun officers on Tuesday, August 11, at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Arcade, Igbatoro Road, Akure.
The governor explained that with a workable synergy among the leadership of the security agencies and that of Amotekun, water-tight strategies, capable of arresting crimes would be deployed even before they occur.
Akeredolu went on to add that he was determined not to pay lip service to the constitutional role of government.
He also expressed his readiness to champion the course of a better, safer and prosperous society and country.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate while reiterating that the forthcoming election will be peaceful, added that Ondo state would not tolerate any form of thuggery or criminality.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Akeredolu 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).
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.
In a related development, the Governor Seyi Makinde-led government in Oyo state has given approval of a whopping N59.7 million for the take-off of operation Amotekun.
The disclosure was made by the state information commissioner, Wasiu Olatunbosun, on Tuesday, August 4, after the executive meeting held virtually.
Olatunbosun said the state government made approval for the procurement of 3000 units of uniforms, combat boots, lanyard, baseball hats, security belts, worsted boots, and the production of the logo to distinguish the personnel from other security agencies in the state.
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