Ogun State Government has said that the security of lives and property, particularly in the remote areas, will now become a unified effort with the full operation of the South West Security Outfit, co-named ‘Amotekun’.
The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu disclosed this while featuring on a live Television programme in Abeokuta, said the commencement of the outfit in the State was expected to fortify the existing security architecture, towards addressing the challenges headlong.
Alhaji Salisu maintained that the State government would not fold its hands and allow criminals to have free days, saying ‘’the days of criminals are numbered with the appointment of former Commissioner of Police, David Ajibola Akinremi, as the Commandant of the security outfit.
Speaking further, the CoS said government had procured 100 Patrol vehicles, 200 Motorcycles and Communication gadgets, to enhance its operations, adding that Amotekun would have formations in all the 20 Local Government Areas of the State
He said part of strategies of the State government to curb criminality, was to devise means, noting that over 20,000 youths have been employed through Ogun Jobs Portal, disclosing that companies in the State were also mandated to source for qualified applicants on it for recruitment.
The Chief of Staff added that many infrastructural projects inherited from past administrations would be completed by the end of first quarter of 2021, while the newly initiated projects would not be neglected, saying Owode-Ilaro and Odo-Afa roads in Yewa axis, Epe-Ijebu-Ode and Molusi College roads in Ijebu division, as well as Sagamu interchange-Siun-Abeokuta and Lafenwa-Rounder roads are all receiving robust attention of government.