By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
Ondo State House of Assembly yesterday called for the involvement of vigilantes in strengthening the security architecture of the State.
According to the House, enhancing the activities of the vigilantees is important to further secure lives and property. The House equally canvassed for the creation of State police.
The House stated this while speaking a matter of urgent public importance on the issue of insecurity at a plenary.
The House in its resolution therefore invited local governments chairmen, monarchs, and chiefs to a meeting with the House Committees on local government and chieftaincy affairs and Security, Monday, June 20.
The House who observed a minute silence in honour of the slain people in Owo and Ondo towns condemned in strong terms the attack on innocent souls.
According to them, the unending cases of insecurity in the country has become a thing of worry to Nigerians and the recent attack on St Francis Catholics Church underscored the need to beef up security.
The House equally called on security agencies to coordinate the recovery of arms and ammunition from illegal hands.
At the plenary, the House also committed the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps law (amendment) 2022 to the House Committee on Security for proper scrutiny after scaling through the second reading.
The lawmakers while debating on the bill said it was apt to amend it to meet up with the current challenges, considering the recent experience in the State which called for urgent attention.
They noted that the law which is already in existence have some clauses to be amended, especially to reflect the purchase of necessary modern gadgets for the Corps.
The House commended Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for the establishment of the Corps to compliment other security agencies to strengthen security at the grassroots.