ONDO, Nigeria – Following the prevailing insecurity in Ondo State occasioned by the activities of kidnappers and bandits, Governor Okuwarotimi Akeredolu on Friday gave a nod to the massive recruitment into the state Security Network otherwise known as Amotekun Corps.
According to the approval memo, the categories of officers to be recruited were regular officers, intelligence corps as well as volunteers.
The approved massive recruitment is the second batch since the creation of the security agency as part of the efforts of the governor to beef up the operation of the security outfit in fulfillment of its mandate as contained in the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps Law 2020.
With submission of forms and screening of candidates said to be commenced January 27 to February 8, 202, those who which to be serve in the corps must be from 20 to 70 years while they must also possess at least, first school leaving certificate.
In December, 2020, the governor had disclosed that his administration would recruit more eligible personnel into the corps as part of efforts to stem the tide of kidnapping and other criminal activities in the state.