The Director General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigerian, DAWN Commission, Mr. Seye Oyeleye has charged members of the AMOTEKUN Corps across the states of the region to demonstrate and be guided by the “Omoluabi” virtue and ethos in the discharge of their duties.
Speaking at a forum in Ejigbo, Osun State, Mr. Oluseye noted that discharging their lawful duties with the attitude of well cultured individual was important to earn the trust of the people.
He explained that as an “Omoluabi” who is in charge of the security of the people, such character would not intimidate unnecessarily, would not extort or collect bribe, would respect the confidentiality of information given him in trust and would be honest, kind and loyal at all times to the people and the authority.
The DAWN Director General maintained that the people valued the security of their lives and property and were always ready to provide information and support, but once the chain of the trust is broken, they would become withdrawn and hostile.
Mr. Oluseye who described Amotekun Security Network as a child of necessity contended that the huge financial burden on the federal government, the limited manpower of the police any legitimate efforts that could complement the existing conventional security agencies was inevitable in order to meet the security needs of the ever increasing population.
He also emphasized the need for the private sector to support government in ensuring the sustainability of the “Amotekun” security outfits, saying a secured environment is the number one most important variable to ensuring the smooth conduct of business transaction and economic.
Mr. Oluseye reminded the private sector players that the argument of regular payment of taxes was not enough to decline their necessary support for the Amotekun Corps in providing security for all.