Makinde kickstarts Amotekun with N59.7m
By Bolade Alao
The Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde has approved a total of N59.7m for Amotekun, the regional security oufit
The Oyo State Government said the funds were meant for take off out of which combat boots, uniforms and other equipment would be procured.
Sources told Irohinoodua that the state planned to recruit 500 men and women for a start.
The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, said “further on the establishment of the State Security Network, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’ and for effective take off of the agency, the State Executive Council has approved the procurement of 3,000 units of uniforms and accoutrements such as combat boots, lanyard, baseball hats, security belts, worsted socks, production of Amotekun and Oyo State logo for 3000 Amotekun corps to be recruited into the agency at a total sum of N59,783,437.50.
He said further “The uniforms and accoutrements which will be given to each recruited Amotekun Corp will serve as a form of identity for the corps and will distinguish them from other security agencies in the state.”
The fund will also cover the cost of training through workshops, seminars and physical fitness scheduled for members of the corps.