Amidst the controversy surrounding the South-West security outfit ‘Operation Amotekun’, Ekiti State Governor has said the decision of the governors is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision of community policing and bottom-top approach to security.
Fayemi stated this while he delivered his speech titled ‘Nigeria:Fragmenting under Buhari’s watch 1’ at the 17th Edition of Daily Trust Dialogue.
He debunked beliefs that Amotekun would compete with existing national security structures, stressing that instead it would exist to complement.
His words, “The Amotekun vision is a logical end product of President Buhari’s compelling vision on community policing and bottom-top approach to security sector governance across the length and breadth of the country.
“Far from being a competitor with the existing national security platforms, it aims to complement them in the areas of neighbourhood watch, information and intelligence gathering, detection of early warning signs and engaging in early response in a pro-active manner, apart from acting as a liaison between the conventional security outfits and the local population.
“For those who are familiar with the mechanics of security sector reforms and transformation in democratizing politics, they will readily appreciate the need for a multi-faceted, multi-layered and multi-dimensional approach to national policing and maintenance of law and order.”
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governor Forum noted that while some are eager to exacerbate tension and create fears and distrust in the minds of our leaders and people, the initiative is to make Nigeria safer and our people more secure.
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