2021: Ogun residents to get Identification Cards as Amotekun kicks off

All residents of Ogun State are to obtain identification cards in this new year, DAILY POST has learnt.

This is as the Ogun State Amotekun Corps begins operations in January.

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun disclosed this in his New Year broadcast on Friday.

According to the Governor, implementing the Residents Identification Cards and and the takeoff of the Amotekun corps are parts of the programmes to ensure social wellbeing that will be intensified in the new year.

Abiodun stated that the identification cards will provide a reliable database of people living in Ogun.

On the Amotekun corps, he said the security outfit will complement efforts of other security agencies including the community policing of the Nigeria Police.

It was also disclosed that a retired Commissioner of Police has been appointed to serve as the Commandant, adding that the recruitment process of personnel has started.

“Other programmes to ensure social wellbeing that will be intensified in 2021 are the implementation of the Residents Identification Cards to provide a reliable database of people living in Ogun State.

“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,” he said.

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