Oyo Assembly faults Amotekun officers’ recall over bandits’ attack
State govt vows to keep harnessing natural resources for development
The Oyo State House of Assembly, yesterday, berated the leadership of the State Security Network, code-named Amotekun Corps, for withdrawing Amotekun officers from Iwajowa and Itesiwaju local councils.
The lawmaker representing Iwajowa State Constituency in the Assembly, Adedibu Hakeem, while reporting the development, said that the Head of Amotekun in Oyo State recalled the officers on the excuse that the corps failed to report the latest bandits’ attack in their area of responsibility.
Hakeem, who maintained that all the Amotekun personnel deployed to the councils are currently in Ibadan serving punishment on the directive of the authorities of the agency, said the people of the zone could no longer go about their day-to-day businesses because of the fear that no Amotekun personnel is available to secure life and property.
The Speaker, Debo Ogundoyin, said he would consult with the House Committee on Security Matters, meet with the heads of the security outfit in the state and ensure the officers return to their duty posts soonest.
MEANWHILE, the Oyo State government has reiterated its commitment to harness the natural resources at its disposal.
It also vowed to put the resources into effective use.
The state’s Commissioner for Trade, Industry, Investment and Co-operatives, Olasunkanmi Olaleye disclosed this while delivering his keynote address at the quarterly meeting with Oyo State Council of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OYCCIMA) and other Organised Private Sectors in Oyo State held at the Western Hall, Secretariat, Ibadan.