Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State says the governors of the south-west zone will continue to work together to ensure the continuity of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps.
Aiyedatiwa gave the assurance on Thursday after a five km walk from the Cathedral area to the Governor’s office in Akure by Amotekun Corps officers and men.
The Amotekun commanders of the five South West states of Ekiti, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, and Ondo partook in the walk to honour the late governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Aiyedatiwa appreciated the corps for protecting lives and properties of citizens in the zone, noting that their activities over the years in protecting the people could not be overemphasized.
“I can assure you that Amotekun will be sustained because of its role in society.
“Because the security of lives and properties of the people of the south-west zone is very important to us, we will use whatever is in our possession to support and sustain it,” he said.
The governor, therefore, praised the Amotekun corps commanders and their men for honouring the late Akeredolu, “whose passage was a monumental loss to the state and Amotekun as a whole.”
Responding on behalf of the commanders, Mr Adetunji Adeleye, Commander of Ondo State Security Network, noted that the late Akeredolu will continue to be remembered for his legacy.
Adeleye, who is the Chairman of the South West Amotekun Commanders, appreciated the officers and men of the corps for their unrelenting efforts.
“We have met all the governors, and all of them have shown their solidarity to the people of Ondo State,” he said.