Amoyekun Soon To Get Legislative Backing
Speakers of the State Houses of Assembly in the South-West region of the country have declared their support for the Operation Amotekun outfit set up by the governors.
The Speakers in declaring their support pledged to provide the legislative framework for the establishment of the security outfit set up by the governors.
The Speakers made their stand known in a communique issued on Friday by the Chairman, Conference of Speakers of South West States Legislature, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun at the end of a one-day security summit of the speakers.
Mr Adebo Ogundoyin (Oyo State), Mr Funminiyi Afuye(Ekiti), Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun(Ondo), Taiwo Oluomo(Ogun), Mr Timothy Owoeye(Osun) and Mr Mudashiru Obasa (Lagos) attended the conference.
The summit had as theme, “The imperative of Western Nigerian Security Network (Operation Amotekun): Legislative Support for the Initiative.”
“The establishment of the security outfit in the South West is in tandem with the constitution, which makes the protection of lives and properties a matter of priority for any responsible government.
“The Operation Amotekun is a welcome development, especially in the spirit of existing community policing laws in the South West states.
“We have collectively resolved that the issue of security as it is in the region especially, and the country as a whole, can no longer continue to be handled with kids glove.
” As legislators, we must do our bit to complement the efforts of our governors through legislations that will give legal strength to the security force,” Oleyelogun said.
Naija News reports the federal government and the southwest governors have also reached an agreement on the establishment of Amotekun after their successful parley on Thursday.