…as gov signs Amotekn bill Into law
By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Tuesday signed into law the security Agency bill that will give legal backing to the operations of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed “Amotekun”.
He warned criminally-minded persons to stay away from the region or be caught by the security outfit
The Amotekun security outfit was launched by the southwest governors in January this year in response to rising spate of kidnappings and banditry in the region resulting to loss of lives and property
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Adebo Ogundoyin presented the bill to the governor at the Executive Council Chamber before it was signed into law in the presence of members of the State cabinet, the legislature and heads of security agencies in the State.
The governor reiterated his administration commitment to providing a safe and secured environment for the people of the state as well as investors adding “we guarantee a decent return on their investment”
Governor Makinde reassured that the Amtekun outfit was not a replacement for the conventional security agencies and that it was established to complement the efforts of the federal security agencies.
He, however, commended the activities of the security agencies in tacking the challenges of insecurity in the country adding that there was an urgent need to complement their efforts which he said had been overstretched.