No crack in Operation Amotekun, says Ekiti State House of Assembly
• Security Network bill scales first reading at Ogun
• Outfit is response to tackle insecurity, Daniel restates
The Ekiti State House of Assembly yesterday said that the state was still on the same page with other South-West states in the passage of enabling laws for the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun despite passing the bill ahead of others.
But fielding questions from newsmen on why it appears that Ekiti was no longer on the same page with other sister-states, having passed the Amotekun bill into law, the Speaker dismissed such apprehension, saying there was no cause for alarm.
“There is no confusion over the passage of the Amotekun bill into law in Ekiti. We are still going to run a uniform law and outfit at the end of the day. The fact that we have passed our own bill doesn’t mean we are no longer on the same page.”
Meanwhile, the bill proposing the establishment of the Ogun State Security Network Agency, known as “Operation Amotekun” yesterday scaled the first reading on the floor of the state House of Assembly.
The bill was read for the first time by the Acting Clerk of the Assembly, Deji Adeyemi, before the lawmakers.After reading the bill, stakeholders and members of the public were invited for the public hearing on the bill scheduled for Monday, February 24 at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, by 10:00 a.m. prompt.
During the plenary, the Assembly also unanimously passed a resolution calling on the state government through the state Park and Garages Development Board (PAGADEB) to set machineries in motion towards creating a database to regulate all their activities with a view to forestalling any impeding security threat in the state.
The resolution, according to the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, was in a bid to curtail the attendant security threats occasioned by the recent ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders in Lagos State, who now move to Ogun State in drove.
However, former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, yesterday reiterated his support for Operation Amotekun.Daniel, who stated this during his courtesy visit to Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde in Ibadan, described the security outfit as the response of the people of the region to the current security challenges bedeviling the country.
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