Call For Application: Amotekun Corps Recruitment 2021

Call For Application: Amotekun Corps Recruitment 2021

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Amotekun Latest News – The State Government of Osun wishes to inform the general public that the Osun Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps has commence the recruitment of suitably qualified candidates into Amotekun Corps.

Amotekun is a Yoruba word that means “One that looks like a leopard,” leopard being translated to “ekun.” Because of this, Amotekun properly means cheetah, but as in this case, it is often mistransliterated to leopard. Operation Amotekun (Leopard) was established on 9 January 2020 by the six state governors of all the South Western states of Nigeria, namely; Lagos State, Oyo State, Ogun State, Ondo State, Osun State and Ekiti State.


The establishment of the security outfit was subject to the decision by all the six state governors at the regional security summit held in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria on June 2019 through Development Agenda for Western Nigeria Commission (DAWN). In support of the outfit, all the six state governors contributed 20 vehicles each, except Oyo that contributed 33 vehicles, in order to assist the operatives in carrying out their duties, making a total of 133 vehicles for the startup, they also procured 100 units of motorcycles each, making a total of 600 motorcycles.

The members of the outfit were drawn from local hunters, the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Agbekoya, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and vigilante group.

The operatives of the security outfit will assist police, other security agencies and traditional rulers in combating terrorism, banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping and also help in settling herdsmen and farmers contentions in the region. For the startup, Lagos, Osun and Ekiti states, recruited 1,320 operatives for the operation, while they will carry dane guns like local hunters, operating in about 52 deadly blackspots all over the southwest region.

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Call For Application: Amotekun Corps Recruitment 2021

Application Method.

All interested candidates across all 30 local governments and Area Offices of the State are to collect Free Application Forms at the Government House Annex, Oke Fia, Osogbo, from Monday 12th April, 2021.

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10am-4pm daily

Application Deadline:

23rd April, 2021

Please NOTE all forms are to be submitted to  the same venue.

Applicants are advised to comply with all Covid-19 safety protocols at the venue.

For more information visit A Corps page

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