The Government of Oyo State has approved the recruitment of additional 500 corps into the State Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Amotekun, which is aimed to enhance the agency performance and further deepen the security architecture of the state.
Penpushing reports that, Governor Seyi Makinde gave the approval, as contained in a statement issued on Sunday and made available by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun.
The statement explained that Makinde announced the approval during the monthly security meeting with chairmen of local governments, heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the state.
Penpushing further reports that, the statement added that, the meeting, held at the House of Parliament within the premises of the State House of Assembly, was part of the government efforts to enhance the security of lives and property in the state.
The Commissioner stated that the meeting was to get the situation report from various quarters on security as well as to dialogue on what to do as stakeholders to fine-tune necessary steps, stressing that the outcome would help the government to put necessary machinery in place for a safer environment.
Penpushing also reports that, the statement emphasised that security issue was a collective responsibility, , and the Governor, therefore said all hands must be on deck to curtail insecurity facing the country, in which Oyo State was not exempted.
‘Security is everyone’s business and if we all play our parts well, we will have a safer and more secured environment. Though the security of lives and property is a paramount responsibility of government, the government cannot do it alone except with cooperation of the entire citizenry”, Olatubosun added
Penpushing reports that, the statement said, Makinde used the occasion to appreciate the security agencies in the state for their unrelenting support towards making peaceful co-existence among the people of the state possible, and equally urged them to keep the pace up to allow for more influx of investments and commercial growth.
The former Governor of the state, Alhaji Rasheed Ladoja in his remarks, commended the Governor for being proactive in the area of security which has greatly helped the state, and encouraged all stakeholders and members of the public to be vigilant and ensure the safety of their lives.
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