The National Deputy President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Francis Wale-Oke, has called on the Southwest Governors to legalise Operation Amotekun.
The plea was revealed in a statement released by the Bishop’s media office, Kayode Oladeji, on Wednesday in Ibadan.
The Presiding Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries noted that a move to legalise the security outfit will protect it.
Recall that the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had declared the security outfit illegal.
The cleric commended the governors for their decision to protect the lives and property of the people in Southwest.
“The Amotekun initiative is a noble idea and we must commend the proponents, being the South-West governors.”
“However, it should be properly legalised by making sure South West Houses of Assembly give it the needed legal teeth”.
He further stated that the establishment of the security outfit is in line with the community policing philosophy of the Federal Government.
Wale-Oke added that operation Amotekun will complement the efforts of other security agencies in the country to ensure the protection of lives and property of the people in the region.
He commened the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, for working towards the safety of his people, he added that development was impossible without peace and tranquillity.