– Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has said the security network called Operation Amotekun has come to stay
– Makinde disclosed that the outfit will not be under the control of the federal establishments but the state
– The governor made the statements during a meeting with local government officials in the state
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Governor Seyi Makinde has thrown his full weight behind Operation Amotekun saying the security network has come to stay in Oyo state.
Makinde also disclosed that the outfit will not be under the control of the federal establishments but the state, This Day reported.
He made the statements on Thursday, Agust 27, during a meeting with chairpersons of the 68 local government and local council development council areas in the state.
The governor said his administration is taking the security of lives and property extremely important.
Makinde stated that meaningful development can only be realised in an atmosphere of security.
“This is why I will continue to say it and I am saying it for the whole world to hear; Amotekun is here to stay with us. And it will not be under the control of the federal establishment. It will be under our control. Security of our people is extremely important, because nothing can take place, as far as we are concerned, in an atmosphere of insecurity,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Oodua Peoples Congress(OPC) on Wednesday, August 26, faulted Malam Garba Shehu over his comments on the structure of the Western Nigerian Security Network(WNSN) codenamed operation Amotekun.
The OPC faulted Shehu after the president’s spokesman on Channels TV, claimed that the structure of the security network would be controlled by the inspector general of police.
The OPC in a statement by Yinka Oguntimehin, it’s publicity secretary, warned Shehu to stop misleading the presidency.
In another report, 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.
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