Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State, decorated Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, as the Super Marshall of the Ogun State Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun.
Governor Abiodun decorated the playwright during the inauguration of the security outfit in the state in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Thursday.
The governor also commissioned scores of patrol vans and motorcycles to aid the operations of the Amotekun operatives in the state.
According to him, he decorated Soyinka as the corps’ Super Marshall because of his keen attention to security issues, especially in the South-West region.
“This outfit is very close to his (Soyinka’s) heart and issues of security particularly in the South-West.
“On that note, I have a singular honour and privilege to present prof some of the Amotekun insignia being the Super Marshall of Amotekun in Ogun State.”
The six governors of the South-West had inaugurated the Western Nigeria Security Network also known as Operation Amotekun last years to tackle peculiar security threats in the region.