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Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Lagos and Osun Assemblies Pass Amotekun Bill

Yesterday, the chambers of assembly of Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Lagos and Osun adopted a bill establishing the agency of the security network and the body of Amotekun. The governors of the respective states are expected to sign the bill.

In the state of Ogu, the bill entitled: “HB No. 35 / OG / 2020”, a bill to establish the Ogun State Security Network Agency and the Amotekun Corps to help maintain the law and state and related order ”was adopted. during a plenary session chaired by the President, Olakunle Oluomo, following the presentation of the report of the Ad Hoc Special Committee on Security and Strategy by the leader of the majority, Yusuf Sherif. Yusuf Sherif, the majority leader, presented the report of the Committee on Security and Strategy during the plenary in Abeokuta. Sherif said the committee had recommended that the bill be passed as approved by the Conference of Presidents of Southwestern State Legislators.

The majority leader presented the motion to adopt the report, seconded by Musefiu Lamidi and seconded by the House, after which the bill was read and passed clause by clause by the House Committee. Sherif then moved the motion for third reading of the bill, seconded by Sola Adams. Acting House Clerk Deji Adeyemo read the bill for the third time while Speaker Olakunle Oluomo ordered that the blank copy of the bill be sent to Governor Dapo Abiodun for his assent. The Oyo Assembly adopts the bill Similarly, the Oyo State House of Assembly adopted the Amotekun Corps bill yesterday after deliberations.

However, the bill is now awaiting approval from Governor Seyi Makinde to become law. The bill was passed after third reading in a plenary session chaired by the President, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin, which was also attended by an overwhelming majority of legislators, all dressed in clothing with patterns of leopard skin (Amotekun). The Chair of the House Security and Strategy Committee, Akeem Obadara, presented the committee’s report to the plenary, describing the bill as the product of extensive deliberations by key stakeholders. He also noted that the provisions of the bill were subject to detailed article-by-article and point-by-point examination at the public hearing. The bill had previously gone through first and second readings before a public hearing was held on this matter about a week ago.
The speaker, in his remarks, said that the adoption of the bill would facilitate the rapid development of the fight against insecurity in the southwest. He said, “By passing this bill, we have made history and we will make great strides towards providing and ensuring that all people traveling along highways, main roads, remote areas, the hinterland and the forest are free to participate in their normal social and social activities. economic life without fear or hindrance. “We can rest assured that the implementation will be deepened because we have not passed this bill in vain. You do not need to preach to the converts.

“In a few weeks or months, I can assure you that the governors of the southwest and our governor Seyi Makinde are impatient to make sure that we have the body on the ground.” Ondo also In addition, the legislators of the House of Assembly of the State of Ondo, yesterday, adopted a bill to establish the bill on the Agency of the State Security Network and the body of Amotekun. At the Plenary Meeting, the Leader of the Majority, Mr. Jamiu Maito, moved a motion that the Bill be submitted to the House by the Chair of the Security Committee, Mr. Ololade Begudu, seconded by Mr. Favor Tomowemo, Representative Ilaje 2. Outlining the bill, the chairman of the House Security Committee, Mr. Begudu said that the security agency would have a board of directors which would be administered by a chairman and appointed by the state governor.
However, Begudu said, “That the president must be someone whose integrity is proven and that there would be a commander to occupy the corps personnel on the ground.” “The commander must be retired security personnel who are not below the rank of major or its equivalent and who must be subject to confirmation by the House of Assembly.”

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While contributing, the President of the Assembly, Mr. Bamidele Oleyelogun, described the adoption of the bill as remarkable. Adorning Amotekun’s attire, Oleyelogun assured that the bill, after being passed “would significantly reduce crime in the state”. The speaker said, “The body would be a community police agency that would complement the work of other security agencies in the state.” In his reaction, the State Justice Commissioner and the Attorney General, Kola Olawoye, said that with the passage of the bill, “history has been made in the state”. Olawoye said, “This is the first time that the Yoruba race has spoken with one voice without opposition. After all, it is the function and duty of government to protect its citizens. Lagos adopts Amotekun bill The Lagos State House of Assembly voted unanimously yesterday on the Amotekun bill. The bill was passed after the President, Mudashiru Obasa, and his colleagues read it for the third time.

This passage followed the recommendation of the ad hoc committee, which presented its reports on the floor of the Chamber yesterday. The bill seeks to unify the bill that would guide the security group jointly created by the governors of the Southwest. Osun assembly passes bill In addition, the Osun State House of Assembly bill yesterday passed third reading and was passed by the assembly. Before the adoption of the bill, the legislators dissolved in committees to amend it and introduce new articles. Part of the adjusted clauses was the need for recruits to have a national identity card or a voter card, along with an Omoluabi identity card.

He also added that the corp can arrest an identified criminal and hand him over to the police for an appropriate investigation. After making the adjustments, the majority, Mr. Mahruf Olarewaju, presented the motion to adopt the bill. Speaking to reporters after the session, speaker Timothy Owoeye said the House would ensure that it exercises regular control over the body to ensure that it does not depart from its purpose. He said: “We cannot leave the body at the mercy of the executive branch of government alone, which is why we have included in the clause that the appointment of the commander of the corporation is subject to confirmation by the House assembly. ” The bill aims to create synergy between the police and the corps in order to help it fight crime in the state. While Amotekun Corp would help gather information and arrest a criminal, he would hand the criminal over to the police for investigation and prosecution. “The members of Amotekun Corp are residents of different communities where they work and we think they would understand the terrain and assist the police with such credible details and make an arrest.”

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