By Adekola Afolabi
The Director General, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN Commission), Ibadan, Mr. Seye Oyeleye has disclosed that the Commission is comfortable with the success stories of the Western Nigeria Security Network Agency codenamed Operation Amotekun, since its establishment in the region.
Oyeleye explained that Amotekun, as a policing system at the local level, is doing well to address increasing level of insecurity in the South-West States, despite the initial challenges.
He spoke yesterday in an interview with Government House reporters in Akure, the Ondo state capital, shortly after a private visit to the Chairman, South West Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in his office.
The South West Security Network Agency was midwifed by the DAWN Commission to arrest high rate of insecurity in the South West region.
Oyeleye also commended the Governors in the South West States for their relentless efforts aimed at securing and protecting the lives and property of the citizenry.
He equally applauded the leadership of Amotekun in each States for their commitment, efficiency and effectiveness in tackling insecurity including kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry and other criminal activities in the South-West States.
The DAWN Commission Director General added that as Amotekun proceeds in its operations across South-West region, more would be done to make the security outfit more effective and efficient to further protect lives and property of the citizenry.
Oyeleye said the Commission is in touch with the South West Governors on how to further address the little challenges noticed in their operations.
“As the operations proceed, we have been looking at the areas of challenges and we have been advising governors in the region on measures that need to be put in place to make them more effective and efficient.
“More over, we also have the forum of all the Amotekun Commanders in the region where we interact almost on daily basis, and from there we share ideas and we also know the challenges.
“From there we advise our governors on how to move forward. But by and large, Amotekun has been successful”, the DG stressed.