Ogun and Ondo state governments Wednesday said they have approved a draft bill for a law establishing the State Security Network Agency under the South West Security Network arrangement code named “Operation Amotekun” for transmission to their House of Assemblies for passage before it would be signed into law.
In Ogun, the State Executive Council (SEC) gave approval for the bill at its meeting held Tuesday night at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, state secretariat in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta after an extensive deliberation which lasted closed to 10 hours and presided over by the governor himself, Dapo Abiodun.
In a statement issued in Abeokuta, the state capital by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin said adoption of the draft bill followed an earlier approval accorded the by the Attorney Generals and Commissioner for Justice of the six South Western states.
Somorin explained that the bill will however, be transmitted to the state House of Assembly (OGHA) for deliberation and passage before the end of the week.
Quoting the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Adegbolahan Adeniran, Ogun government assured that the State Amotekun Corp will be headed by a state Commandant adding that the bill also allows for collaborative efforts between the six Southwest states should the need arise.
In Ondo, LEADERSHIP reliably gathered that the Bill will be transmitted to the State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into Law.
The government also in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said, “In an exhaustive session of deliberations, Council took time to peruse every detail contained in the Bill that was presented by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Kola Olawoye, SAN and now ready to be transmitted to the state House of Assembly for passage.”
Ojogo who said the Draft Bill has six parts and 44 sections, further disclosed that every apprehension or fears expressed have been adequately looked into.
“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.