Gani Adams Urges Ogun, Osun, Ekiti State Governors To Invest In Amotekun
Gani Adams the Aare Onakakanfo of Yourubaland, impelled the governors of Ogun, Osun and Ekiti States to empower Amotekun to stop the rising insecurity in the region
Speaking at the annual Oodua Festival, held at the Palace square, Ile-Ife, in Osun State, Adams charged Governors Ademola Adeleke, Dapo Abiodun and Biodun Oyebamiji to emulate Ondo and Oyo states, to give the Amotekun Corps the needed impetus to function properly.
“Security is not about the government alone all hands must be on desk to make sure we have adequate security, so definitely the government should coordinate local organizations, Amotekun, and Nigeria police to achieve a very good result.
“The governors have their way of solving their problem. Oyo state boosted the Amotekun, mobilized up to 3000 operatives and equipped them. They have been doing well.
“In Oyo and Ondo states, Amotekun is doing well but in Ekiti, Osun, and Ogun states, the Amotekun is not adequately empowered like in Oyo and Ondo states. Lagos state is not doing it at all. We have to use what we have to achieve what we want.”
Earlier, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi described the Oodua Progressives Union, OPU, as the pride of the Yoruba race, saying the group remains a global instrument for securing the much-needed unity and peace in Yoruba land.
Ooni Adeyeye, who spoke while playing host to delegates of the OPU at his palace in Ile Ife, urged members of the OPU to remain committed to the ideals of the organization, saying Yoruba has the best culture and traditions that anybody could be proud of.