Amotekun: Southwest speakers, AGs adopt uniform bill

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A single legal document for the operation of the Amotekun security outfit has been adopted by six southwest Houses of Assembly.

The Herald gathered that chairman of the conference of speakers of southwest states, Bamidele Oleyelogun, made this known after a meeting with the attorneys-general from the six states in Ibadan.

Oleyelogun said the uniformity of the bill would ensure synergy of operation in terms of working relationship, intelligence sharing, training and others among the Amotekun Corps in the six states in region.

According to him, the conference would not rest until an acceptable law, which will give full legal backing to the security outfit, is passed.

Those present at the meeting include speakers Adebo Ogundoyin (Oyo); Timothy Owoeye (Osun); Bamidele David Oleyelogun (Ondo); Mudashiru Obasa (Lagos); Funminiyi Afuye (Ekiti) and Olakunle Oluomo (Ogun).

The meeting also had in attendance Majority leaders, clerks of the six Houses of Assembly, directors of Legal Departments and Chairmen, House Committees on Security among other functionaries of the legislatures in the region.

Earlier, The Herald reported that the former Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), Olu Falae, hailed the South-West security outfit Operation Amotekun, saying it signalled the dawn of freedom for Yoruba people.

He stated this at a public hearing organised by the Ondo State House of Assembly on the Amotekun Corps.

The elder statesman added that safety has always been a concern for the South-West and Amotekun would guarantee it.

However, he said that the region would never break away from Nigeria as it has invested too much into the country to leave.

Falae said: “Amotekun is the arrival of Yoruba freedom. What we want is our safety in our region. Yoruba cannot secede from Nigeria; we have suffered to make Nigeria what it is today. We have invested time and resources in Nigeria.

“Amotekun is an opportunity to free ourselves. Our freedom is what we won’t compromise. Amotekun arrival represents the freedom of Yoruba from oppression within the Nigerian nation.”

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