Makinde To Sign Amotekun Bill On Tuesday

Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State, will on Tuesday sign into law the bill backing the establishment of the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun Corps.
The Nation reports that on Sunday, the Office of the Governor has started making preparations for the ceremonial signing of Amotekun bill into law tomorrow.
The news medium quoted a source as saying that Governor Makinde was preparing to sign the bill into law on Tuesday.
The governor has played a pivotal role in the establishment of the regional security outfit due to the central location and importance of Oyo State to the Southwest.
Operation Amotekun was originally conceived as a regional security outfit by the governors of Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo and Lagos states.

The governors agreed to give it a legal backing by the legislature of each state to overcome its illegality in the face of the Nigerian constitution.

The state assemblies and attorneys general of the six states worked together to generate the law backing the outfit. Although it was created on state-by-state basis, the outfit will still operate as a regional organisation, wearing the same uniform, using the same operational guidelines, having joint training for personnel and working together across borders to prevent crimes or track down criminals.

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