About 350 persons will be recruited into the Amotekun corp in Ondo state,Govenor Rotimi Akeredolu has given the go ahead for their recruitments.
This is one of the measures put in place by the state government to fortify the security of Ondo state .
Akeredolu made this revelation at an event organized by Ondo State Agribusiness Empowerment Centre (OSAEC) on Tuesday in Akure.
TheNewsGuru.com gathered that the Governor has also approved the purchase of vehicles and motorcycles for easy movement of the Amotekun operatives.
Akeredolu said it became imperative because the Amotekun corps had been overstretched in the course of protecting farmers in the bush.
The governor, who noted that there was a time Agricultural investors were leaving the state until the advent of Amotekun, said “We have agreed to employ 350 personnel into the Amotekun Corps in the state because of the pressure on Amotekun.
“Operational vehicles and motorcycles will be purchased too to ease their work,” he said.
He said there would soon be Amotekun stations in many rural areas in the state , as those places are not on the road but in the bush.
However, the Governor charges the Amotekun opeartives to be diligent and discipline in the discharge of their duties.