Amotekun Bill Returns for Passage on Wednesday

The stage was set on Sunday night to resume legislative work on the project that aims to establish the Amotekun Corps in the six southwestern states.

Legislators from the states of Osun, Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Ondo will complete the process as of today.

State speakers and attorneys general met in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, where they made observations, suggestions and cleared up conflicting areas identified during public hearings held by states last week on Monday.

They made a clause-by-clause resolution on the issues raised at public hearings held simultaneously in the states.

At the meeting were speakers Bamidele David Oleyelogun (Ondo), Adebo Ogundoyin (Oyo), Timothy Owoeye (Osun), Funminiyi Afuye (Ekiti), Olakunle Oluomo (Ogun) and Mudashiru Obasa (Lagos).

A uniform law was adopted for the security team by the speakers to ensure uniformity and ease of regional cooperation in training, equipment and information sharing.

He learned on Sunday that the Oyo State Assembly will approve tomorrow (Tuesday) the law that supports the establishment of the Oyo State Amotekun Corps.

According to the chairman of the House Information Committee, Kazeem Olayanju, the bill, approved at Second Reading, will be approved at the plenary session tomorrow.

A source at the Assembly revealed that Miyetti Allah’s request that his members be recruited for the outfit was not accepted in the project to be approved.

The group, made up of pastors, had requested, during the public hearing, that its members be recruited along with other members of the security team.

The request was contained in his memo to the public hearing committee in Ibadan, the state capital, last week.

In Lagos, the Information, Strategy and Security Committee led by Tunde Braimoh of the Lagos State Assembly will present its report on the proposed amendment to the Neighborhood Security Agency Law tomorrow in plenary.

The law is being amended to create the Amotekun Corps, in line with the region’s effort to fight rising waves of crime, such as ransom kidnappings, murders, robberies and banditry.

The Chamber suspended his recess two weeks ago to consider a bill sent to him.

The information revealed that the Chamber will resume the plenary session at 12 noon tomorrow.

According to the notice sent to legislators and the legislative team, the bill will be presented and presented by the committee.

The notice says: “In the plenary session, the Chamber will consider the presentation of the report of a bill that changes the bill of the Neighborhood Security Body Agency, 2020”.

Also in Akure, the Ondo State Assembly will pass the Amotekun Corps bill tomorrow.

According to the chairman of the House Information Committee, Gbenga Omole, lawmakers did what was necessary in organizing a public hearing after interrupting recess last week.

Omole said lawmakers are ready to pass the law tomorrow like their colleagues in other southwestern states.

Timothy Owoeye said the Osun State Security Network and Amotekun Corps bill will be approved on Wednesday or earlier.

Owoeye said: “Starting tomorrow (today), we will begin to consider the suggestions and recommendations of individuals and groups in the public audience. On the most recent Wednesday, we will approve the bill and send your consent to the governor.

Except for the unforeseen, the Amotekun Bill will be approved by the Ogun State General Assembly tomorrow, President Kunle Oluomo assured last night.

The speaker reiterated the importance of the bill to protect the general well-being of residents and investors in the state, emphasizing that the collection of information remains the focal point of any effective safety equipment.


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