BY OLORUNFERANMI ODOFIN
Ondo state government has recruited additional five hundred and three officers to the Security Network Agency, codenamed, Amotekun Corps
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu made this known at the passing out ceremony of second batch of the corps in Akure, the State capital.
Governor Akeredolu who said the corps was informed by the sixth agenda of the administration which centered on security of lives and property solicited the supports of all and sundry especially the traditional leaders to achieve a crime free society
The Governor who stressed the need for state police which he said had better understanding of terrains and languages appreciated the supports from other security agencies towards Amotekun corps across the state.
Also speaking, the Ondo State Amotekun corps commander, Chief Ade Adeleye who retired as deputy commandant General NSCDC, maintained that the new officers had undergone prerequisite trainings for the task ahead to nip crime in the bud
His counterpart from Ekiti state, General Joe Komolafe encouraged the people especially the traditional rulers to provide timely information to the corps to be able to rid the region of criminality.
The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye and the state chairman, council of Obas, Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Fredrick Akinrutan described Governor Akeredolu as a courageous leader with optimism that the prevailing insecurities in the state would soon be a thing of the past
Highpoints of the passing out Ceremony was the presentation of twenty brand new patrol vehicles, security equipments, dogs, among others to the corps.