By: Ade Adeleke
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has appointed a former top Security officer, Chief Adetunji Adeleye as the Commander of the State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps.
The development came a few months after the Bill establishing the Agency was passed by the state House of Assembly and signed into law by Akeredolu.
This is contained in a press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Segun Ajiboye, and made available to SUNSHINETRUTH in Akure yesterday.
It was gathered that the process of recruitment into the Amotekun Corps was suspended following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.
Speaking on the appointment, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, said the newly appointed Commander of Amotekun was a retired Deputy Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC).
“Other appointments and recruitments would be done very soon, we are still working on it,” Dojumo added.
The governor also approved the appointment of some personal aides including; Toyin Akinmoyo (Senior Special Assistant, Women Affairs); Bosun Oladimeji (Senior Special Assistant, Publication), and Hon Albert Akintoye (Senior Special Assistant, Public Utilities).
Akintoye is a former Irele local government Chairman and former House of Representatives member from Okitipupa/Irele federal constituency.
The Governor wishes the new appointees success in their various assignments.