The Ogun state government, South-West Nigeria has given nod to the creation of the Southwest security outfit “Operation Amotekun”.
The approval was ascertained at the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Oke Mosan secretariat, Abeokuta on Tuesday February 11th, after an extensive deliberation that lasted close 10 hours and presided over by the state governor, Governor Dapo Abiodun.
Disclosing to journalists at the end of the state Executive Council meeting, the commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Adegbolahan Adeniran, revealed the presentation of the bill before the state council followed the earlier approval by the Attorney Generals and Commissioner of Justice of the six Southwest states.
Adeniran gave the assurance that the State Amotekun Corp will be headed by a state Commandant, adding that the bill also allows for collaborative efforts between the six Southwest states should the need arise.
He stressed the optimism that the bill will get speedy attention from the state lawmakers so that the Governor can also give the required assent in no long time.“We presented the bill for the creation of the Ogun State Security Network Agency or what many call the Amotekun Corp Bill of 2020.
“Today, the Executive Council of Ogun State met and adopted a draft as amended of a bill for a law to establish the Ogun State Security Network Agency. This agency is the agency that will comprise of the Amotekun Corp and this bill will be transmitted to the house of assembly before the end of this week.”
The Amotekun Security outfit of the South-West had already been launched by all the Governors of the Southwestern states. But, it became very necessary that there is a need for a legal backing for that operations.