- As Fayemi Promises More Personnel For Amotekun Outfit
Worried by the spate of attacks on some monarchs in recent time, the Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has resolved to enlist the support of traditional war chiefs to confront insecurity challenges in their respective localities.
The monarchs, according to the statement made available to journalists by Chief Ajibade Olubunmi, the media adviser to the Chairman of the Obas Council and Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Ajibade Alabi said the decision was taken at the last statutory meeting held in Ado-Ekiti.
The council maintained that the time had come for the monarchs to deploy war strategies adopted by their forebears in securing their communities.
Similarly, the Obas also resolved to complement the government’s efforts by setting up community-based security mechanisms in the various communities throughout the State, which will involve the local hunters, traditional war chiefs, and vigilantes with the participation of local government chairmen to address security challenges in our localities.
“We will also not discountenance other methods employed by our forefathers in ensuring security in our communities in the days of old “, the Chairman of the Traditional Council, ” the Obas added.
This is coming, as Governor Kayode Fayemi also promised to upgrade the security architecture of the state.
Fayemi, who made this known through a high powered delegation sent to the monarchs explained that part of the government’s plan was to increase the personnel of the Amotekun security outfit, provision of gadgets, logistics, and adequate training for members of the outfit
The Governor hoped that all these efforts are geared towards enhancing the duties of the state’s security outfit in making the state safe.
Oba Alabi said the state commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Olabode Adetoye gave a comprehensive briefing on the livestock programme of the government and the need for Ekiti State to benefit from the National Livestock Development Programme of the federal government in livestock production.