Ekiti State Governor, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, has reiterated his assertion that the establishment of Ekiti State Security Network Agency code named Amotekun outfit was not a substitute for existing security agencies but a complementary agency that would enhance and sustain the existing security architecture in the Southwest region of the Country.
GOVERNOR Fayemi stated this while assenting the bill at the Government House, Ado- Ekiti,
He explained that the Amotekun corps in collaboration with similar security agencies in other states would cooperate and assist police and other security agencies in gathering information about crime, arrest and prosecution of persons suspected or involved in kidnapping, terrorism, cattle rustling, cultism, highway robbery, illegal mining, trespass to farmland, illegal logging and other nefarious activities in the State and the Southwest zone.
The Governor said the signing of the law backing Amotekun has fostered strong relationship among south west states, in addition to revealing the quest by Ekiti people and the Yoruba race to address security challenges bedevilling the region.
“Today is significant in our history as a state and people as we give legal backing to Amotekun in Ekiti State, an initiative that has defied all odds. The collective quest of Ekiti Kete and indeed the Yoruba race to address the security challenges in our State and region has brought the Omoluabi in all of us.FAYEMI STATED
“Above all, the issue of Amotekun has reaffirmed that indeed the Omoluabis are their brothers’ keepers. For the first time in this democratic dispensation, we spoke with one voice without political and religious considerations. This is a thing of joy and pride for all freeborn Ekiti-Kete and indeed Yoruba, and a mark of respect for our collective heritage as a people.”