By Adekola Afolabi
A renowned resources Management Consultant based in Akure, Elder Fessy Olabode, has advised the six South-West governors to make recruitment into the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps, grassroots based.
He said since the recruits are supposed to work as neighborhoods corps, they should be recruited through the community grassroots approach by engaging only the community leaders in each community, who know the individual applicants, to achieve the desired results.
Olabode particularly commended the Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and other South-West governors for their commitment and being alive to their responsibility of protecting the lives and property of their people, saying that when fully operational, the security outfit would put an end to all forms of kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry and other criminal activities in affected states.
Olabode who spoke yesterday in Akure, the Ondo state capital, further stressed that if the objective of setting up the Corps is to be achieved, rural people must be carried along to recommend those prospective applicants to ensure effective job in their various communities.
“If we must build a virile corps the recruitment procedure should be community based where only people who stay within the community and conversant with the nooks and crannies of the community are recommended by their community leaders to the Corps Commander for consideration and appointment”, Olabode emphasised.
He also added that if a state intends to recruit certain number as members of the Corps each ward must be represented.
” If the foundation is shaky the end result will be disastrous, let us involve the grassroots to ensure the process for bottom to top approach and not otherwise “, he said.