The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has appointed the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland; Iba Gani Adams, as the State’s ambassador for the Western Nigeria Security Network, known as Amotekun.

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As one of the perks of his appointment, the Yoruba generalissimo was also presented with a JAC pickup truck and three officers of the corps to be part of his entourage.

While receiving the pickup truck at his Omole Phase 2 residence in Lagos, Gani Adams promised to use his office as Aare Onakakanfo to complement the government’s effort in fighting insecurity.

Gani Adams receiving the appointment at his residence in Lagos,

Adams said, “The office of the Aareonakakanfo will continue to complement the efforts of the security outfit in reducing the spate of insecurity across the state.

“I want to appreciate our amiable governor for this worthy honour, and I hope that other governors in the region will replicate this gesture, particularly, at this time when we are faced with the various security challenges across the southwest.

“Security is a sacred responsibility of the Aareonakakanfo, and for the governor to have recognised that is highly commendable.

“For a very long time now, the office of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land has been at the vanguard of seeking a solution to the various security challenges in the South-West.

“Now that Oyo State Government has identified with us as the ambassador of the state Western Nigeria Security Network outfit (Amotekun), it is a call to service.

“As the Oyo State Ambassador of Amotekun, I will use the office of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland to complement the efforts of the state government in addressing the security deficit across the state.”

The move by the Oyo governor, according to the leader of the Oyo state Amotekun team, Comrade Akinro Kazeem, was in line with the bid resolve to rid the state of crime and insecurity.