Makinde said, “I have heard some of our political leaders jostling around and saying they want to become the president of Nigeria in 2023.
“I think what we need at this stage is to secure our people and restructure Nigeria. It does not matter who is the president in Abuja. In a restructured Nigeria, every corner of the country will feel the impact of government. That is what we need.
Although he did not mention Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress leader has been travelling to some parts of the country while his foot soldiers have been going round to solicit support for his presidential ambition.
Makinde lauded Amotekun, saying the impact of the security agency was being felt all over the state.
“If we cannot get state police now, this country will get there, I am sure. We have community policing, but we need to do better than that. But, in the absence of the state police, we have our own Amotekun Corps and the operatives are doing very well.
“I’ll like to say to the Amotekun corps that I am really proud of you. When we came into government on May 29, 2019, there was no Amotekun corps but, today, your impact is being felt by all of us, ” he added.
The chairman of Amotekun in the state, Kunle Togun, said the governor had equipped the security agency very well.
The Commandant of the Amotekn Corps, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd), said the corps would do everything possible “to stem the tide of rising security challenges, particularly during this festive period.”