Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has revealed that recruitment forms for the South-West security outfit, Operation Amotekun will be ready next week.
Akeredolu in a statement through his Special Adviser on Security Matter, Jimoh Dojumo, noted that the state government has started recruiting.
Dojumo said: “We are yet to issue out forms and if there is any form that is out now in Ondo State, it is illegal, we have drafted the forms but we have not issued them out.”
“The forms would be out next week. What we want to do is to first recruit. after the recruitment, we will issue out the forms.”
“All the traditional rulers and community leaders in the state would be made to sign as guarantors of whoever we want to recruit in their communities.”
The South-West governors have been advised by the convener of Re-elect Buhari Movement in the 2019 presidential election, Emmanuel Umohinyang, to work with the police to ensure that the officials of Operation Amotekun are not used against the opponents during the electoral process.
Umohinyang further stated that the operational arm of the security outfit should work with the police while the administrative arm should be with the state government.
He plead with operatives of Operation Amotekun not to wear a uniform so that they can easily gather information.
Umohinyang said, “Let the commissioner of police take care of the operations arm in terms of deployment and supervising them. I do not also see the need to put them in uniforms if they are to be an intelligence-gathering unit.”
“They are to live with the people and share information with the police. If you put them in uniforms, they will be easily identified.”
Source: Naija News