Ogun state government approves Operation Amotekun bill

The bill for southwest regional security outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun, has been approved by Ogun state government. According to The Nation, the bill was approved on Wednesday, February 12, at the State Executive Council meeting held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. It was earlier reported that Ekiti state governor and chairman of the Southwest Governors' Forum, Kayode Fayemi, on Monday, February 10, received a draft bill for the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) popularly known as Amotekun. The bill was received by the governor from the Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapounda. Similar bills are expected to be developed by the five states in the southwest region in preparation for legal backing for Amotekun. Similarly, the sale of forms for recruitment to individuals interested in joining the southwest security outfit, Operation Amoteku, has been temporarily suspended in Ogun state. The sale of the form was earlier scheduled to commence on Monday, February 10, in the state. However, the coordinator of the security outfit in Ogun state, Taofeek Olawale, said this was as a result of the need to harness modalities and logistics for a hitch-free registration of applicants in the state.

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