Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Sunday declared that males of Nigeria Police Power (NPF) thought that Western Nigeria Safety Community (WNSN) also called Amotekun was established to take over their roles.
Makinde made this disclosure whereas talking in Ibadan, the state capital.
He spoke at a particular Thanksgiving Service to mark the 66th birthday of the presiding Pastor of Livingspring Chapel Worldwide, Pastor Femi Emmanuel, held on the Livingspring Chapel Worldwide, Dominion Metropolis, Aduloju, Ibadan.
Makinde claimed that his authorities has invested closely in safety greater than any of the earlier governments within the state.
Our correspondent recollects that Amotekun was launched in January 2019 by Governors of South West States.
In accordance with the Governors, amongst whom have been Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun) Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Babajide Sanwoolu (Lagos) and Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), the brand new safety outfit was established with a purpose to fight kidnapping, killings and assaults of harmless residents within the area.
However, Makinde whereas talking, stated that the police thought that the safety outfit was established to take over its roles.
He assured the folks of the state that he’ll proceed to work to make sure that the state is protected.
“When Amotekun was established, the Police thought it got here to take over their jobs however we’ve been in a position to streamline between Amotekun and different safety companies and they’re now working collectively in unity.
“I need to say it once more that no administration, within the historical past of Oyo State, had dedicated extra assets to the difficulty of safety than this administration. Now we have the emergency contact quantity, 615.”
He additionally declared that his administration is doing every little thing to make Amotekun extra skilled by giving its operatives needed coaching.