Yoruba World Congress, YWC, has commended the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for taking the bull by the horn with the inauguration of the Yoruba security outfit code-named Amotekun.
The group is led by led by Professor Banji Akintoye.
In a statement through its Director of Communications, Moses Jolayemi, the group said, from the efforts so far made by the governor leading to the recent inauguration, it was clear that he was serious about the security initiative and not engaged in mere lip service or political shenanigan.
The group said the latest move was an indication that the governor was in touch with his people and had a listening ear.
According to YWC, there was no better time for all the states in Yoruba land to rise to the occasion and perform their constitutional roles as the chief security officers of their respective states.
The YWC further expressed delight at the progress so far made by the south west governors, all of whom have individually signed the Amotekun bill into law.
“Having scaled the initial hurdle, the next logical and pragmatic step is to ensure full operation of Amotekun throughout the length and breadth of Yoruba land,.
“To make this effort a reverberating success, every descendant of the Yoruba nation, wherever they are in the world, must lend their support to rid the land of crime and flush out undesirable elements currently hibernating in all corners,” the group said.