ODHA receives Amotekun Corps Bill
The Ondo State House of Assembly yesterday confirmed the receipt of the draft bill establishing the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps codenamed “Operation Amotekun”.
The Speaker of the House, Bamidele Oleyelogun, confirmed this in a telephone interview with The Hope.
He also said the six Speakers in the South West Houses of Assembly might possibly meet on the bill today Friday for further deliberation and discussion before passage.
According to him, all the six Speakers in the South West State Houses of Assembly had earlier agreed to meet upon reception of the bill from the executive arm, for further discussion.
The Ondo State Executive Council had on Wednesday approved a draft bill of the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps codenamed “Operation Amotekun”.
The approval followed exhaustive deliberations on the draft bill by members of the State Executive Council during EXCO meeting chaired by Governor Akeredolu.
The bill was thereafter transmitted to the State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into law.
Briefing Government House reporters shortly after EXCO meeting, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo and his counterpart Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adekola Olawoye, disclosed that the Draft Bill has six Parts and 44 sections.
According to them, all apprehension or fears expressed by some people against Amotekun have been adequately addressed.
Ojogo revealed that traditional rulers would now have critical roles to play in the operations of the security outfit pursuant to its passage into law by the State Assembly.