The South Western Nigeria Security Network popularly known Operation Amotekun, has begun in Ogun State.
Amotekun is a security outfit based in all the six states of the South Western, Nigeria, responsible for curbing insecurity in the region.
According to Isaac Oseni, the Press Officer Office of the Chief of Staff (CoS), the Ogun State Government, the security of lives and property, particularly in remote areas, will now become a unified effort with the full operation of Amotekun.
The CoS to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu disclosed this while featuring on a live television programe in Abeokuta, adding that the commencement of the outfit in the State was expected to fortify the existing security architecture, towards addressing the challenges headlong.
Alhaji Salisu maintained that the State Government would not fold its arms and allow criminals have free outing in the state, saying ‘’the days of criminals are numbered” with the appointment of former Commissioner of Police, David Ajibola Akinremi, as the Commandant of the security outfit.
The Chief of Staff said Government had procured 100 Patrol vehicles, 200 motorcycles and communication gadgets, to enhance its operations, adding that Amotekun would have formations in all the 20 Local Government Areas of the State.
He said part of strategies of the government to curb criminality was to devise means, noting that over 20,000 youths have been employed through Ogun Jobs Portal, while disclosing that companies in the State were also mandated to source for qualified applicants on it for recruitment.
The Chief of Staff further said that many infrastructural projects inherited from past administrations would be completed by the end of first quarter of 2021, while the newly initiated projects would not be neglected, saying that the Owode-Ilaro, and Odo-Afa roads in Yewa axis; the Epe-Ijebu-Ode, and Molusi College roads in Ijebu division; and the Sagamu Interchange-Siun-Abeokuta, and Lafenwa-Rounda roads are all receiving robust attention of government.