Amotekun: Yoruba World Congress sets up People’s Desk

Posted by Sunny Okim | 25 January 2020 | 1,439 times

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In a bid to make sure that Operation Amotekun remains a people centered and people owned initiative, the Yoruba World Congress (YWC) has activated a help desk that will collate suggestions, concerns and observations on operation Amotekun.

This comes less than 72 hours after the governors of the South West states reached an agreement with the federal government to structure Amotekun in line with community policing. 

In a statement posted on the Yoruba World Congress website with a copy to News Express, the pan Yoruba body is calling on people of goodwill and all those that are free from hatred and mischief to express their support and suggestions as well as highlight their concerns or doubts on Amotekun, insisting the security organisation is people oriented.

Secretary General of YWC, Prof Anthony Kila said such suggestions, concerns and observations will be channeled to the table of those charged to manage Operation Amotekun across all Yoruba states.

Individuals and groups are invited to send their messages via the website of the Yoruba World Congress.

Amotekun is a security network recently established by governors of South-West Nigeria to wage war against insecurity across the region.

The full statement reads:

“The Western Nigerian Security Network Initiative tagged Operation Amotekun created as means to gather intelligence that will aid the protection of lives, lands and properties in Yorubaland is a civil community force conceived to work as a complimentary effort to that of the Police and other legal and loyal security agencies.

Amotekun was created by the Yoruba State Governors in obedience to yearnings and demand of Yoruba people and leaders.

Amotekun is response to security threat and an expression of unity of all peace-loving Yoruba people regardless of political, religious or other socio-economical differences. It is one thing that unites all those that truly care.

We as a people called for Amotekun and now that we have it, we must treasure it and defend it with all we can. We must make Amotekun work.

There might be imperfections, concerns or doubts, but as a people oriented and people desired initiative it is our right and duty to let our voice be heard on Amoteku.

We therefore call on all people of good will and all those that free from hatred and mischief to express their support and suggestions as well as highlight their concerns or doubts on Amotekun.

We promise to get your thoughts to the right quarters. We also promise to monitor operation Amotekun and to ensure it remains noble, just and fair.

Please send us your thoughts in the box below and remember to share with others.

Anthony Kila

Secretary General

Yoruba World Congress

Source: News Express

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