Governor Seyi Makinde has approved the recruitment of additional 500 corps into the State Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Amotekun.
This was revealed in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, on Sunday in Ibadan.
His approval came during the monthly security meeting with chairmen of local governments, heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the state.
Makinde said recruiting new corps would enhance Amotekun’s performance and further deepen the security architecture of the state.
At the meeting held at the House of Parliament, the governor added that it was part of his administration’s efforts to enhance the security of lives and property in the state.
“Security is everyone’s business and if we all play our parts well, we will have a safer and more secured environment.
“Though security of lives and property is a paramount responsibility of government, but the government cannot do it alone except with cooperation of the entire citizenry.”