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Insecurity: Makinde inaugurates Amotekun board in Oyo




Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday inaugurated the Board of the Oyo State Safety Community Company, codenamed Amotekun.


DAILY POST remembers that Amotekun was established by Governors of South-West Nigeria in view of the safety challenges going through the area.

Based on the Governors, the brand new safety outfit was established in an effort to deal with the rising instances of kidnapping, killings and assault of harmless residents within the area.

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde whereas inaugurating the board on Monday, stated that the individuals of the state will see extra seen actions being taken by the federal government to safe the State.

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DAILY POST gathered that the board which has Brig-Normal Ajibola Kunle Togun (rtd) as Chairman additionally has Mrs. Akinbode Iyabode Enitan because it’s Secretary.

Different members of the 12-man board are; Amotekun Commandant, Col. Bisiriyu Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), the Commissioner of Police; State Commandant of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps; consultant of the Armed Forces of Nigeria within the state; and the Government Secretary, Oyo State Safety Belief Fund and Particular Adviser on Safety, COMPOL Fatai Owoseni (rtd).

Others are Commodore Rasaki Ajani Babalola, representing Oyo South Senatorial District; Mr.Ogunlowo Samson, representing Oyo North Senatorial District; Mrs. Hamzat Khadijat Ronke, representing Oyo Central Senatorial District; the Onpetu of Ijeru, Oba Sunday Oladapo Oyediran, representing the standard Establishment and the Government Assistant (Safety), CP Sunday Odukoya (rtd).

Makinde, whereas talking maintained that his authorities will proceed to prioritize safety of lives and property of the individuals.

He added that opposite to insinuations, much more individuals and companies have been coming to the state on account of the insurance policies of the administration.

He, nevertheless, known as on residents to not panic.

He suggested them to affix palms to safe the state.

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Makinde stated, “We all know that due to the insurance policies of this administration, lots of people are coming into Oyo State, and when you will have increasingly individuals coming in, it’ll include its personal set of challenges and with alternatives as properly.

“Within the days forward, we can even let the individuals of Oyo State know the issues we’re doing so far as safety is anxious.

“And after they see safety operatives throughout, they have to give them complete help.

“Sure, I can go to Igangan and take accountability for a few of these actions however safety is our collective accountability. It’s not only for the federal government or governor alone.

“So, everyone wants to return on board and play their very own half.”

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