Seyi Makinde attends passing-out ceremony of Amotekun Corps

Seyi Makinde attends passing-out ceremony of Amotekun Corps

- The Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Operation Amotekun has been declared operational

- The announcement was made by Governor Seyi Makinde at the passing-out ceremony of Amotekun Corps

- According to Makinde, the Amotekun Corps will be collaborating with federal security agencies

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Governor Seyi Makinde has declared the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) popularly known as Amotekun operational in Oyo state.

The Oyo state governor made this known on Wednesday, November 18, while speaking at the passing-out ceremony of Amotekun Corps in Oyo Town.

According to Makinde, the regional security outfit will collaborate with federal security agencies to secure the state.

Seyi Makinde attends passing-out ceremony of Amotekun Corps
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state dressed in Amotekun regalia attends the passing-out ceremony of corps. Photo credit: SeyiMakinde
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While noting that members of the corps will be drafted to all the 351 wards across the state, Makinde added that they will be answerable to him and be responsible for their actions.

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Governor Makinde, dressed in Amotekun regalia said the security outfit will be the community police for the people of Oyo so that their presence will be felt everywhere.

He said:

This ensures that offenders are quickly identified, arrested, registered, and promptly handed over to the nearest police station or post.

The governor went on to charge the pioneer members to exhibit the highest level of professionalism in the discharge of your duties and not harass or intimidate the people.

It would be recalled that the Oyo state House of Assembly on Tuesday, March 3, passed the Operation Amotekun bill into law.

The bill was considered clause by clause before the third reading and final adoption and passage.

The lawmakers added local and traditional flavour to the historic bill as many of them wore customised outfits in the shade of leopard skin.

Governor Makinde assented to the bill on Tuesday, March 10, after the lawmakers' approval.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the Governor Makinde-led government gave the approval of a whopping N59.7 million for the take-off of 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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