Rotimi Akeredolu, the Ondo State Governor has inaugurated the pioneer officers of Ondo State Security network Agency Amotekun Corps.
The governor while inaugurating the corps in Akure, the state capital expressed delight with the performance of the pioneer Amotekun officers who just completed their training. He urged them to put into good use all they were taught during training to ensure the security of life and property in the state.
He a made case for better funding and equipping of the Nigerian Police by the federal government saying that Amotekun is designed to support the existing security framework in the state. The Governor stressed that with a workable synergy among the leadership of the security agencies and that of Amotekun, a water-tight strategy capable of arresting crimes even before they occur would be deployed.
The governor also used the occasion to flag off some vehicles, motorcycles, and other communication gadgets to ensure the officers discharge their duties effectively.
Earlier on, the Commander of Ondo State Amotekun Corps, Ade Adeleye commended Governor Akeredolu for a dream come true, describing the new outfit as a child of necessity born out of the need to explore other means of securing communities.
It is worthy of note that by this millstone, Ondo is the latest Southwestern state in Nigeria to inaugurate its own command of the security outfit not withstanding the stun surrounding its establishment.