Ondo State Government on Wednesday says it has approved a draft bill of the Ondo State Security Network Agency; and Amotekun Corps, codenamed Operation Amotekun, for passage into law.
According to the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo; they would transmit the bill to the State House of Assembly for legislative observation after which it would be passed into law.
In the statement, he explained that the Commissioner for Justice presented the bill; in an exhaustive session of deliberations by the state executive members.
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“The draft bill has six parts and 44 sections. It is also gratifying to disclose that we have looked into every apprehension; or fears expressed in various quarters.
“This is even as traditional rulers will now have roles to play in the operations of the security outfit; pursuant to its passage into law by the state assembly.
“Government finds it pertinent to reiterate that this laudable initiative aimed at complementing the efforts of the nation’s security agencies.
“It is also necessary to encourage the good people of Ondo State to take maximum advantage of this opportunity,” he said.
Meanwhile, an elder statesman of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, in Bauchi state, Ibrahim Ahmed has expressed reservations; over the establishment of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed operation Amotekun.
Ahmed stated that the formation of Amotekun has no constitutional backing; since there are already provisions for security through the police.
The elder statesman who spoke in an interview on Saturday, February 8; however, called for the restructuring of the security architecture in the country.
Indeed, Ahmed stated that a regional security outfit like Amotekun will only bring problems and conflicts. Further, he alleged that there is a secret motive behind the establishment of Amotekun.