Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun has said that the Southwest Security Network, codenamed Amotekun would begin operations in the state in January.
Governor Abiodun made this known in his new year broadcast on Friday.
The governor noted that the security outfit would complement the effort of existing security agencies in the state.
He also said the outfit would be headed by a retired Commissioner of Police as its commandant.
He said “Our Amotekun Security Network will also take off this month to complement the efforts of other security agencies including the community policing of the Nigeria Police.
“An experienced and reputable retired Commissioner of Police has been appointed as the Commandant, and the recruitment of personnel is ongoing.”
The Governor also announced the commencement of the implementation of Resident Identification Card, stating that it would provide a reliable database of people living in the state.
He reassured the people of Ogun State that his government remains committed to good governance and productive investments in the critical sector and wished everyone a happy new year.