Abiodun inaugurates Amotekun Security Outfit in Ogun - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Abiodun inaugurates Amotekun Security Outfit in Ogun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has finally inaugurated the much talked about the State Security Network Agency ,code name Amotekun' Corps. 

The governor warned criminals that the state would not be a safe-haven for them, following the inauguration of the corps of the state security outfit in Abeokuta, the state capital on Thursday.

"Let me at this juncture reiterate and say unequivocally that no part of Ogun state will be a safe-haven for criminals and criminality in whatever form or guise".

Abiodun said that the operatives of the Amotekun security outfit had been carefully chosen and trained to secure lives and property in the state

 The State Government according to him,  had provided the security outfit with take-off security vehicles, motorcycles and communication devices with necessary logistics, technical backstopping and political will for an effective take-off and efficient operation. 

Abiodun said  that the provision of equipment and recruitment of personnel would be a continuous exercise, saying that the government expected a superlative performance of duties from the  operatives.

The governor urged them to diligently add value to strengthen the security of lives and property in the state,  advising that they must  carry out their duties within the ambit of the provisions of the law establishing them .

" Your role is primarily to prevent crime. You are to do this through systematic intelligence gathering and collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, especially the Security Network Agencies of other states," Abiodun charged them . 
He called on the people to support and cooperate with the operatives of the Amotekun to strengthen the security machinery in the state.

Abiodun also called on other security agencies to cooperate and collaborate with the Amotekun to form a synergy of purpose towards ensuring stronger security of lives and property in the state.  
"Permit me to recall that at the South-West Security Summit that was held, exactly on June 25, 2019, at Ibadan, the governments of the six South-West states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti agreed to establish a security outfit to be named “Amotekun”.

"The establishment of the security outfit is part of a holistic approach determined to tackle insecurity in the region.

"Governors and leaders of the South-West came together and decided the need to complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in the different states, especially with a truly indigenous security agency that understands the terrains.

"Therefore, we came up with the establishment of this security outfit code-named 'Amotekun' , " he said. 

Also speaking, Prof. Wole Soyinka,  commended the governor on the inauguration,  saying that the outfit was set up to complement the existing security agencies. 

Soyinka appealed to the Amotekun operatives to imbibe high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties,  adding that they must not tamper with the fundamental human rights of the citizens. 

"Ensure you work  professionally on the job , if you abuse your uniform,  you will be dealt with, " he said. 

Also speaking,  the Alake of Egbaland,  Oba Adedotun Gbadebo,  noted that the major assignment of any government was to provide adequate security. 

Gbadebo appreciated the governor and said that the security outfit should collaborate effectively with other security agencies. 

The State Commissioner of Police,  Edward Ajogun,  noted that the police would work closely with the Amotekun outfit in the area of sharing information and joint operation to send criminals out of the state.

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