Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has warned criminally minded individuals to steer clear of the state as his government would not relent in strengthening security architecture in the state to ensure safety of lives and properties

He gave the warning at the official handover ceremony of 100 security patrol vehicles to the state security network codenamed “Amotekun” held at Agodi secretariat,Ibadan.

Governor Makinde also assured that apart from donating patrol vehicles, he would recruit more security personnel into the security outfit, upgrade their communication structure and adequately equip them for quick response to security concerns in the state

He equally commended executive chairmen of local government areas in the state for their collaboration with the state government, noting that rather than struggle for autonomy for some component units, Nigeria required restructuring of various elements of government for it to work accordingly.

Earlier, the chairman of Amotekun corps, Brigadier General Kunle Togun Rtd said the contribution of Governor Seyi Makinde in positioning the security outfit remain outstanding in the south west and commended the Governor for his foresight and commitment to security in the state.

Governor Seyi Makinde had in November, 2020 established the Oyo State Security Network Agency, codenamed, Amotekun to checkmate crime which assumed a worrisome dimension then in the Southwest region.

The development followed agreement reached by Governors of all the South Western states of Nigeria, namely; Lagos State, Oyo State, Ogun State, Ondo State, Osun State and Ekiti State.

It kicked off with 1500 members in Oyo State.

Iyabo Adebisi/Olaolu Fawole


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