Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday, decorated Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka as a Special Marshal of the Amotekun corps in Ogun State.
Abiodun announced this during the inauguration of Amotekun Corps — a state security outfit.
Recall that Amotekun, is an indigenous security outfit launched in Southwest region of Nigeria, in response to the worsening security challenges in the region.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, have also inaugurated the state-based security agency, while the remaining Governors of Southwest have assented to the establishment of the security agency.
Recall also that recently, an Act backing the establishment of the Amotekun Corps in Ogun was signed by Abiodun on March 24, 2020.
Speaking at the event which held in Abeokuta, the state capital, Abiodun stated that the launch was necessary given the fact that the State and the region at large is currently experiencing security hitches.
He also stated that he is committed to ensuring that there is peace and order in the state.
Similarly, Soyinka who is also a Professor of Comparative Literature was honoured, as Abiodun decorated him as a Super Marshall, during the inauguration of the security outfit.
In addition, the governor also commissioned scores of patrol vans and motorcycles to aid the operations of the Amotekun Corps.
Soyinka in his address urged the Amotekun corps to operate within the ambit of the law that establishes it.
He also urged the corps to be proactive in their daily operations, as they combat the rising insecurity situation in the state.