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Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by etokhana: 5:23pm On Nov 18
Speech at the Passing Out Parade of the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun

When the story of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun is told, it will be on record that it was officially launched on January 9, 2020. However, the Amotekun journey began earlier. In July 2019, the six states of the southwest, namely Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Oyo States, agreed to set up this outfit.

Amotekun is indeed a first of its kind security agency because it is a regional security outfit initiated by one of Nigeria's six geopolitical zones.

History will also state that the headquarters is here in Oyo State. Since its founding, we have been taking steps to ensure that the security outfit kicks off operations. In March 2020, the Oyo State House of Assembly passed the Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill 2020, which I signed into law a few days later.

Although COVID-19 and other logistical issues delayed the recruitment process, we ran an open and transparent recruitment process that culminated in announcing the 1,500 successful candidates' names in October 2020. Shortly after that, their training began in the first week of November. Today we are here to witness the passing out parade of the pioneer members of the Amotekun Corps.

Security has always been an issue close to my heart. While on the campaign trail, I spoke about how we could tackle insecurity in Oyo State. We outlined clear plans in our manifesto, the Roadmap to Accelerated Development in Oyo State 2019-2023. And so, when we came into office, we went ahead to make security one of the pillars of our administration.

Our actions have been based on the fact that if our state is insecure, we cannot attract investment, whether foreign or local. So far, we have supported our federal security outfits, who do their best to protect our people. We provided them with communication gadgets and patrol vehicles. More recently, we requested for and established just this past May 2020, the Police Mobile Force 72 Squadron at Ago-Are and presented them with patrol vehicles for the outfit's operations.

But as I have argued on various fora, for governors to really play the role of Chief Security Officers of their states, state policing is the way forward. I am confident that someday, we will get enough support at the national level to achieve that constitutional review.

But, for now, we will settle for the next best thing.

The Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, is an independent outfit. Members will answer to the state governors, but they will be working with the federal security agencies.

Some of the primary functions of the Amotekun Corps as authorised by law include: Collaborating with and assisting the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in gathering information. They will be involved in crime, the investigation of crime, arrest, and prosecution of persons suspected of kidnapping, terrorism, destruction of livelihood, criminal damage to property, cultism, highway robbery, and any other illegal activities.

They will also be involved in routine day and night patrols on major roads and remote areas. Members of the corps will be drafted to all the 351 wards in Oyo State. They will be our own community police so that their presence will be felt everywhere. This ensures that offenders are quickly identified, arrested, registered, and promptly handed over to the nearest police station or post. As I said during one of my speeches following the End SARS protests, this is one outfit that I can boldly say hold me responsible for the actions of the members.

Therefore, let me state to you 1,500 pioneers of the Amotekun Corps that you must remain excellent examples in service. You are to work for the people. You are not called to harass or intimidate the people. Instead, exhibit the highest level of professionalism in the discharge of your duties. Remember that there are limits to your authority, and always follow directives from the chain of command.

We have appointed two qualified men as chairman and commandant of the Amotekun Corps, the persons of Retired General Ajibola Kunle Togun and Retired Colonel Olayanju Olayinka. We also have other eminent persons on the board. I am confident that under them, the Amotekun Corps will live up to their objectives.

As I said during the official launch of this outfit in January 2020, our regional integration, through Amotekun, should be seen in one light. We are coming together to fight a common enemy. That enemy is not Nigeria; the enemies are the elements among us and their affiliates who are determined to cause commotion within our states' borders and threaten our peaceful coexistence.

And on this note, I declare the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun operational.

~ Governor Seyi Makinde, November 18, 2020

https://twitter.com/seyiamakinde/status/1329090112500633602?s=19

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by Finnese001: 5:26pm On Nov 18
grin

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by Seerade029: 5:33pm On Nov 18

Members of the corps will be drafted to all the 351 wards in Oyo State
we ran an open and transparent recruitment process that culminated in announcing the 1,500 successful candidates' names in October 2020.

This is very good, unlike Aketi that recruited 190 Amotekun.
I wonder how he wanna distribute them into wards.
Mtcheww

cc: Fergie001, Ondofirstborn

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by ExAngel007(f): 5:34pm On Nov 18
yeah

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by vanbonattel: 5:35pm On Nov 18
Fulani herdsmen will no longer kidnap people from Oyo state.

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by ExAngel007(f): 5:36pm On Nov 18
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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by muykem: 5:37pm On Nov 18
Seyi makinde looks like idiami of Uganda.

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by illicit(m): 5:43pm On Nov 18
It's their guns I want to see....

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by Nukilia: 5:44pm On Nov 18
Hisbah in the North, Amotekun in the southwest. We pray for peace in our country. Where are CIVIL DEFENSE in all these chaos

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by fergie001: 5:46pm On Nov 18
Seerade029:

This is very good, unlike Aketi that recruited 190 Amotekun.
I wonder how he wanna distribute them into wards.
Mtcheww

cc: Fergie001, Ondofirstborn
Commendable from Omi tuntun.

Aketi will add more, he just survived a rigorous electoral process.
Give him some time.

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by CodeTemplar: 5:46pm On Nov 18
From repulsion of Fulani jihadists precolonial to contemporary obstruction of Ruga, Oyo empire no dey carry last sha . . . They destroy alcohol and amotekun destroys stray animals, God no vex.

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by Seerade029: 6:00pm On Nov 18
Nukilia:
Hisbah in the North, Amotekun in the southwest. We pray for peace in our country. Where are CIVIL DEFENSE in all these chaos

Securing politicians and are useful for events and ceremonies grin
Funny country

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by slawormiir: 6:24pm On Nov 18
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright....
See mumu gun way them hold

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by Spaxon(f): 6:24pm On Nov 18
Swallow me is Above me cheesy

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by rawtouch: 6:24pm On Nov 18
cool

looks like mobutu seseseko

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by sammy329(m): 6:24pm On Nov 18
; cheesy cheesy
Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by Jeremiahgynag(m): 6:25pm On Nov 18
Nice

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by chinavs9ja(m): 6:25pm On Nov 18
May Thy Lord leads us right!


Check out my signature

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by Officialhorlah(m): 6:25pm On Nov 18
They should not sha become SARSgrin

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by Goodman247: 6:25pm On Nov 18
Oduduwa police

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by Bkayyy: 6:26pm On Nov 18
If there is something I give to SW, it is the ability of their leaders to change inorder to address the issue on ground and their patience.
As for Ndigbo. Make una dey there dey look like mumu while PDP is wasting our future and preparing to rape us for the second time.
North has hisbah, SW mustered the courage and established Amotekun. What does SE has? Nothing because most of her states are run by PDP which is headed by Uche Secondus from Ogoni and controlled by Wike an Ikwerre man.
Any SE state under PDP are slaves. Simple as that.
Kudos to the Yoruba nation

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by MisterFelix1(m): 6:26pm On Nov 18
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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by R0kstarr8(m): 6:26pm On Nov 18
Anyhow they want do am.. nah Dem Sabi
Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by haconjy(m): 6:26pm On Nov 18
this can be turn to state police when time comes....

Defend our land from those *not animals pls...

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by Nukilia: 6:26pm On Nov 18
Seerade029:


Securing politicians and are useful for events and ceremonies grin
Funny country

With all the guns in their hands. They're guarding politicians grin grin grin #FailedNation

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by techmo(m): 6:27pm On Nov 18
cool



Good one.

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by SonOfMargaret27: 6:27pm On Nov 18
This Governor attire remind me of Mobutu Sese Seko

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by WandaNara: 6:27pm On Nov 18
The peoples GOVERNOR.





Solmus aka Techmo, helinues, afamed cry me a river zombies

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by KosiGee: 6:27pm On Nov 18
muykem:
Seyi makinde looks like idiami of Uganda.

His attire is more like that of Mobutu Sese Seko.

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Re: Passing-Out Parade Of Oyo Amotekun Corps; As Makinde Wears Amotekun Outfit by GMBuhari: 6:27pm On Nov 18
uunnaaa don scam us , Passing out parade for some people , cashing out parade for another people

Two things i noticed though :

Most of the people that i know joined this amotekun are mostly OPC and some of them are touts, Also i didn't hear about any recruitment so it's fairly certain to assume 60 % are local ,primary /secondary school certificate holders 10 % ghosts , 20% politician's relatives (man knows man) 10% probably old men with juju who are genuinely concerned about Fulani related issues


Secondly , their uniforms looks like that of Hisba police in the north to me , or is my eyes doing me one kin ? those ones wear green though

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