The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has charged the personnel of the Osun State Security Network Agency, Amotekun Corps to display the highest level of professionalism, discipline, competence, integrity and ‘Omoluabi’ ethos in the discharge of their duty in protecting the citizens of the state.
This charge was given during the inauguration and passing out parade of the 360 newly recruited officers into the Amotekun corps in Ejigbo.
Oyetola explained that his administration remained irrevocably committed to the welfare, safety and securing the lives and properties of Osun citizens.
The governor added that in fulfilment of this, his administration had given priority to security because it had recognised that it was critical to the development agenda and a strategy for revolutionising the state’s economy.
While reminding the personnel of the security outfit of their roles to the society, Oyetola explained that they had a crucial role to play in attaining the noble objective of securing the state with integrity, civility and a high sense of responsibility.
He noted that Osun is a peaceful state and those entrusted with security has a responsibility to sustain this ranking and implored the citizenry to cooperate with Amotekun to make security management in Osun easy and peaceful to deliver a strong and prosperous state.
In his words, “All Osun citizens must own the Corps and provide them with information that will help them to effectively protect us.
The Governor also commended security agencies in the state for their services and assured that the state government would continue to support them while also encouraging them to collaborate with one another.
He revealed that the state has recruited 750 vigilantes across all local governments to provide intelligence on the activities and suspicious movements of criminals to the officials of Amotekun.
The governor assured that his administration will continue to provide all the equipment necessary for the successful prosecution of security matters and execution of the Amotekun Project.
‘We shall continue to strategise to deliver security to the State”, he added.
Earlier, the Chairman of Osun Security Network Agency, Brigadier General Ademola Aderibigbe (rtd.), applauded the creation of the security outfit and described it as a child of necessity whose establishment aims to permanently stem the tide of insecurity in Osun and the southwest region.
While appreciating the governor for his continued support in advancing the security architecture of the state, General Aderibigbe expressed confidence in the new security organisation to flush out criminals operating in the state.