Governor Fayemi Charges Amotekum Corps to Protect Residents

Governor Fayemi of Ekiti State has charged the state’s security outfit, Amotekun Corps, to thrive and protect residents  of  the state from all forms of attacks.

Fayemi  spoke during a meeting with the  board of the state security outfit in Ado Ekiti on Friday.

He urged the security outfit  to ensure that every part of the state was safe for residents.

According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode,  the governor said his administration would continue to collaborate with the police and other security agencies towards  protecting all communities in the state.

He also said the state would  collaborate  with other  South-West  states  to share intelligence and ideas to prevent  bandits and other criminals from wreaking havoc on the state.

Fayemi said, “This was what led to our   (South-West governors) decision to set up the security network agency on a state-by-state basis, but coordinating and collaborating with one another because crimes don’t recognise boundaries.

“Because of that, we need to share intelligence, ideas and work together  to ensure that whatever we do at state level is effective and efficient.

“The idea, of course, is that security is about people and it should be driven by people. The citizens themselves are the best providers of security because they have information about what is going on in their environment and if they are alive and attentive to it, they would be able to respond effectively to whatever challenges that may arise.”

According to him, the board comprise people who have  wide experience in security matters  representing critical stakeholders like the police,  Department of  State Services, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and others.

He said  the meeting was  aimed at interacting  with stakeholders ahead of  the  formalisation of the outfit  with the endorsement and clearance of the state House of Assembly, according to the Punch Newspaper.

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