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Amotekun: Oyo releases names of successful candidates, two weeks training starts Tuesday

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Oyo state government has released the names of successful applicants for the local security outfit codenamed Amotekun Corps.

The process of documentation for the candidates would commence on Tuesday.

The Commandant of the Amotekun Corps in Oyo State, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju, in a statement in Ibadan said that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or through the Oyo State job portal.

According to the statement, successful candidates are to report at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo on Tuesday, November 3, from 9:00 a.m. for documentation, while the duration of training will be two weeks.

“Candidates are to come with two pairs of blue short knickers, white vest, and canvass, as well as plastic buckets, cup, plate, spoon, and broom.

“Those who can read and write should come with their writing materials.”

The statement added that those whose names are not on the list should not bother to come for the exercise

Governor, Seyi Makinde, had on Tuesday disclosed the recruitment of 1,500 persons into Oyo State Security Network also known as Amotekun.

The governor said “Oyo State has passed a law for the operation of Amotekun. Only yesterday (Monday), I signed off for them to immediately recruit 1,500 personnel. They have conducted an interview and I am sure that personnel will start their training by the 1st of November and we will have the passing out for them about the 15th of November”

“We have 351 wards in Oyo State and I give you the assurance that you will see an Amotekun operative in all the wards in the state. They will work hand in hand with the Police authority, but they will also report to me directly. And I will take the responsibility for their actions. If any Amotekun operative in any corner of Oyo State behaves unruly, hold me accountable.