Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN says the state will employ more eligible persons into Amotekun and get them the necessary equipment needed for successful operations in their fight against crimes and criminality.
Governor Akeredolu spoke on Tuesday in his office while receiving member of the Ifon Progressive Union led by its President, Chief Femi Awani.
He decried the worsening security situation across the country occasioned by the aftermath of the hijacked #ENDSARS protest where arms and ammunitions got into the wrong hands.
Mr. Akeredolu noted that the state can never forget the late Oba Israel Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon who has gone to join his ancestors.
He said the late monarch showed an untiring love for Ifon, his people and the state at large.
While describing the late Oba Adesusi as one of his strongest supporters in the state, Governor Akeredolu said he was saddened by his passage.
He harped on collaborative efforts between the state government and the people, particularly in the area of Neighbourhood and village security as one of the most effective ways to nip the spate of crime in the bud.
Governor Akeredolu disclosed that the Ondo State Security Network Agency, code-named “Operation Amotekun” has continued to comb the forest in Ifon, adding that the people of the area should give necessary support to the security agency.
Earlier, the President of the Ifon Progressive Union, Chief Femi Awani described the presence of the Governor as late as 10pm the night Oba Adeusi joined his ancestors and the condolence words as promising and assuring.
He said the Governor’s visit went a long way to douse the palpable tension that gripped the town when the news broke.
Awani while explaining that the late monarch had for years been at the forefront of the campaign to combat crimes in the town, reiterated their readiness to collaborate with government in identifying and implementing solutions to the situation.
Olabode Richard OlatundeSpecial Assistant to the Governor (New Media)