Amotekun recruitment begins in Ekiti

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The Ekiti State Government has begun recruitment of personnel into its security network called Amotekun Corps. This is coming after Governor Kayode Fayemi in March signed into law a bill backing the establishment of the network aimed at ending kidnapping, killing and other crimes.

The Amotekun Corps Commander retired brigadier-general, Joe Komolafe, has consequently called on qualified indigenes of the state between the ages of 18 and 60, with the minimum qualification of the Primary School Leaving Certificate, to apply online.

He urged people between 18 and 60 years with educational qualifications from the minimum of Primary School Leaving Certificate and above to apply online.

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Komolafe advised applicants to download the application form online at www.amotekun.ekitistate.gov.ng and get endorsement letters from their monarchs affirming their indigene-status.

Calling on politicians to steer clear of the recruitment process, the Commander assured prospective applicants that the process would be devoid of politics and any form of inducement, adding that only the best and most suitable applicants would be enlisted for the security network.

“We call on our people who are interested in being part of Amotekun to go online at www.amotekun.ekitistate.gov.ng and apply. The instructions are there. I declare here that everyone that will work in this Corps will be someone who has not involved himself or herself in any form of crime or unworthy act.

“Our traditional rulers will play a key role in this regard as these applicants will need attestation letters from them to confirm they are from the stated community and have never been involved in any form of criminality.

“The governor has told me he will give me a free hand to do this very important job and achieve the desired results of securing Ekiti. I won’t allow any politician to compromise the standard set for the security outfit and I can assure you that we will not allow politics to derail us,” he said.

It would be recalled that the Ondo state chapter of the security corps had last month announced its recruitment exercise which was approved by the governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Olu-Adeleye, who disclosed this at a press briefing said the forms are free for all eligible residents in the state.

Adeleye urged interested applicants to download the application and guarantor’s form online at http://www.ondoamotekun.org.ng adding that the forms must be submitted in person before June 22nd.

He warned applicants against giving false information and urged them to get the endorsement of their Village Head and the Chairman of their Local Government Area.

Adeleye explained that the recruitment exercise was in phases and pegged eligible applicants for the first phase to be between 18 to 70 years while educational qualification ranged from First School Leaving Certificate to Doctorate Degree level.