The Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has mandated the 33 local government caretaker chairmen and 35 local Council development areas chairpersons to set up security committees in their domains to tackle the predicted spike in the rate of crime and criminality during the ember months.
Governor Makinde gave the directive this Wednesday during a meeting with the 68 LGAs and LCDAs caretaker chairmen, held at the house of chiefs, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
Governor Makinde assured the caretaker chairmen that funds will be released to them through the office of the commissioner, Local Government and chieftaincy matters, barrister Bayo Lawal to strengthen security architectures of their areas.
While tasking the local government council leaders, he charged them to be more responsive and insist that the Amotekun corps will not be under the federal government establishment.
The governor added that the process to conduct elections into local government areas of the State has commenced, noting that a committee will be set up in weeks to come with the claim that the committee will be saddled with the responsibility of investigating works done by the caretaker chairmen.