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Oyo Govt Approves N59.7m For Amotekun Operations

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The government has approved N59.7 million for the South-West security outfit, Operation , to kickstart its operations in the state.

Oyo Govt Approves N59.7m For Amotekun Operations
Oyo Govt Approves N59.7m For Amotekun Operations

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. , disclosed this after the state’s 19th virtual executive meeting.

The approved funds would be used to procure 3000 units of uniforms, combat boots, lanyard, baseball hats, security belts and worsted socks.

It will also cover the production of logo for the personnel to serve as identity and distinguish them from other security agencies in the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Information 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.

“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.”

Olatubosun further stated that the council also approved funds for re-accreditation of Adeoyo Maternity at Yemetu in Ibadan as a full-fledged teaching hospital, as the accreditation initially gotten was withdrawn for failure to have necessary equipment in place, saying it was in conformity with the present administration’s passion to revitalise the health sector in the State.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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