According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Ekiti State government is to spend a huge sum of N1.4 billion on the State Security Network codenamed ‘Amotekun Corps’ in 2021 fiscal year .
The Commissioner for Budget, Mr. Femi Ajayi, said this in Ado Ekiti yesterday during the breakdown of the 2021 appropriation law with a budgetary provision of N109.666 billion.
He said: “Following the incessant security challenges which include kidnapping, herders/farmers clashes, robberies in the country, to ensure the security of lives and properties, Governor Kayode Fayemi inaugurated the Ekiti State Security Trust Fund coined “Amotekun in collaboration with other South-Western States on 19th October, 2020.
“A sum of N1,444 billion has been earmarked as capital allocation for Amotekun Corps. For procurement of Drones for surveillance, a sum of N550million has been earmarked while a total of 320 million will be spent on safety city project and the Ekiti State Security Trust Fund will gulp a sum of N55 million”.