Oyo State Government has approved N59.7m as take-off grants for the State Security Network Agency, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’.
This was disclosed after the state’s 19th virtual executive meeting, where the executive council approved fund for the procurement of 3,000 units of uniforms, combat boots, lanyard, baseball hats, security belts and worsted socks.
It will also cover the production of the logo for the personnel to serve as identity and distinguish them from other security agencies in the State.
Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Wasiu Olatunbosun, while disclosing the outcome of the meeting, said “further on the establishment of the State Security Network, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’ and for the effective take-off of the agency, State Executive Council has approved procurement of 3,000 units of uniforms and accouterments such as combat boots, lanyard, baseball hats, security belts, worsted socks, production of Amotekun and Oyo State logo for 3,000 Amotekun corps to be recruited into the agency at a total of N59.7m.
“The uniforms and accoutrements which will be given to each recruited Amotekun Corp will serve as a form of identity for the corps and will distinguish them from other security agencies in the state.”