The Ogun State Government has asked qualified individuals interested to be recruited as Amotekun operatives to apply.
The govt made the call in a tweet on Friday, urging local vigilantes, hunters, and ex-servicemen to be members of the corps.
This comes on the heels of the worsening farmers/herders crisis.
It tweeted, “The Ogun State Government welcomes applications from qualified individuals interested in joining the Ogun State Security Network (AMOTEKUN Corps).
“Interested applicants are advised to: Apply on the Job Portal http://jobs.ogunstate.gov.ng, Fill both the online and downloaded application forms, and submit two(2) copies of the downloaded form at the Office of the Commander, Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps (So-Safe Corps).
“Alternatively, interested candidates can visit the Office of the Commander, Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps (So-Safe Corps), Former Ministry of Works, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta to pick up the application form. Multiple applications would be disqualified. Application closes on Friday 19th February 2021.”
The governments of Oyo, Ekiti, Ogun, Lagos, Osun, Ondo had in 2020 agreed to form Amotekun to address the security challenges confronting the region.
Their state assemblies later passed laws to back Amotekun Corps.
Ondo, Oyo and Ekiti states have since commenced the operations, while Osun, Ogun and Lagos had yet to commence.