- In a bid to address its internal security crisis, the Ogun state government has started recruiting operatives for its security network, Amotekun Corps
- Candidates interested in joining the state security agency can apply either online or offline
- The application closes on Friday, February 19 with various requirements for the positions clearly stated
The Ogun state government has commenced a recruitment drive for its security network otherwise known as the Amotekun Corps.
Legit.ng reports that the state government made this known in a notice on Thursday, February 11, posted on its official website.
The positions being advertised include Field Operatives, Inspector of Corps, Assistant Superintendent of Corps, Superintendent of Corps, and Assistant Commander of Corps.
The state government said application closes on Friday, February 19 and advised interested applicants to apply on the job portal: bit.ly/ogunamotekun.
Alternatively, candidates can visit the Office of the Commander, Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps (So-Safe Corps), Former Ministry of Works, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta to pick up the application form.
The criteria for the recruitment are listed below:
1. Minimum of First School Leaving Certificates or Local Vigilantes, Hunters, etc. with ability to read and write.
2. Age 18 – 50 years (Except for hunters)
3. Must pass Oral Board Interview
4. Birth certificate of Declaration of Age
1. Must be physically fit
2. Must not have any form of physical deformity
2. TB Test
3. Blood Test
4. HIV Test
5. Other necessary Tests
1. Letter of recommendation from two (2) Guarantors
2. Letter of recommendation from one Traditional Ruler or notable person from the applicant's community
3. Attestation by the Applicant’s Local Government (Acting) Chairman or Secretary.
4. Interested applicants are advised to apply by filling the form below, submit and print two (2) copies of the attached application form.
Candidates with multiple applications would be disqualified.
Meanwhile, Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has ordered a full investigation into the recent farmer and herders clash that led to the loss of life and destruction of properties in Eggua, Yewa North council area.
The governor went a step further to set up a special task force to maintain peace in all areas prone to herders/farmers conflict in the state.
Abiodun's orders were contained in a press statement issued by Kunle Somorin, his chief press secretary, in Abeokuta and also shared on the state government's Twitter page on Saturday, February 6.
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