The Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has approved the recruitment of additional 500 men for the State’s Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Amotekun Corps.
He said the measure is part of his administration’s efforts to enhance the security of lives and property in the state.
The Governor stated this at a security meeting with Local Government Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, heads of security agencies, and traditional rulers, among other stakeholders at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Ibadan at the weekend.
Governor Makinde told the stakeholders that the security issue is a collective responsibility that requires all hands to be on deck to curtail.
While discussing the consideration of whether to incorporate local vigilante members into the existing security team for the enhancement of security in the state, Makinde urged all stakeholders and the general public to join hands with his administration in ensuring a peaceful environment.
Meanwhile, former Governor, Senator Rasheed Ladoja has commended Governor Makinde for being proactive in the area of security, which has greatly helped the state compared to neighboring states.