In a bid to make sure that Operation Amotekun remains a people-centered and people-owned initiative, the Yoruba World Congress has activated a help desk, tagged: “People’s Desk,” that will collate suggestions, concerns and observations on it.
In a statement posted on the Yoruba World Congress website and confirmed by Prof. Anthony Kila, Secretary General of the Pan Yoruba Group, led by Prof. Banji Akintoye, the YWC called on people of goodwill and all those that are free from hatred and mischief to express their support and suggestions as well as highlight their concerns or doubts on Amotekun.
Kila added that such suggestions, concerns and observations will be channeled to the table of those charged with managing Operation Amotekun across all Yoruba states.
Kila said individuals and groups are invited to send their messages via the website of the Yoruba World Congress.
Amotekun is a security network recently established by the Governors of the South West states Nigeria to wage war against insecurity across the region.
The full statement reads:
The Western Nigerian Security Network Initiative tagged Operation Amotekun created as means to gather intelligence that will aid the protection of lives, lands and properties in Yorubaland is a civil community force conceived to work as a complimentary effort to that of the Police and other legal and loyal security agencies.
Amotekun was created by the Yoruba State Governors in obedience to yearnings and demand of Yoruba people and leaders.
Amotekun is response to security threat and an expression of unity of all peace-loving Yoruba people regardless of political, religious or other socio-economical differences. It is one thing that unites all those that truly care.
We as a people called for Amotekun and now that we have it, we must treasure it and defend it with all we can. We must make Amotekun work.
There might be imperfections, concerns or doubts, but as a people oriented and people desired initiative it is our right and duty to let our voice be heard on Amoteku.
We therefore call on all people of good will and all those that free from hatred and mischief to express their support and suggestions as well as highlight their concerns or doubts on Amotekun.
We promise to get your thoughts to the right quarters. We also promise to monitor operation Amotekun and to ensure it remains noble, just and fair.
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