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We’ve streamlined operations of Amotekun, other security agencies, says Makinde



Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, yesterday, said his administration had been able to strengthen the security architecture of the state by streamlining operations between Amotekun and other security agencies.

The governor, who disclosed this at a special thanksgiving service to mark the 66th birthday of the presiding Pastor of Living Spring Chapel International, Pastor Femi Emmanuel, in Ibadan, said that his government had invested heavily in security more than any of the previous governments in the state.

He also declared that his administration was doing everything possible to make Amotekun more professional by giving its operatives necessary training, adding that no administration has committed more resources to the issue of security than the current government in the state.


The governor said that his administration had tightened security by ensuring a seamless relationship between Amotekun and other security operatives, saying: “Before the advent of this administration, there was nothing like Amotekun but we set it up, equipped the outfit and the operatives are all over the place now. People cannot imagine Oyo State without Amotekun.

“Now, we are making the agency more professional, giving its operatives more training.

“We have the emergency contact number, 615. The number is our magic number for security. You don’t need credit on your phone to call it.

“If people are coming to complain that they dial the number and there was no prompt response, we will address it.”

Makinde, who extolled Pastor Emmanuel, saying that he has touched many lives positively, said: “I thought of leading this message with the book of Psalm 90 vs 12 where the Psalmist implored us to number our days in wisdom.

“It seems to be an appropriate scripture to use since we are here to celebrate a new year added to the life of our friend, father and spiritual leader, Pastor Femi Emmanuel.

“In truth, as we cross each year in our lives, we need to think more about acting in wisdom.

“When I look at the large turn out of worshippers here, it is a manifestation that our father has been touching lives.”


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