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Makinde signs Amotekun Bill into Law

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OYO State Governor, Seyi Makinde has signed the State Security Network Agency Bill, 2020 code named “Amoketun” into law.

  Governor Makinde gave the assent in a ceremony at the Executive Council Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Ibadan.

Shortly after the signing, Governor Makinde warned those with criminal intent to steer clear of Oyo State and the South West region as more efforts would be geared towards reducing crime in the state.

The governor also called for cooperation in ensuring a safer environment to create an investment-friendly place that would guarantee a decent return on investment.

While appreciating the regular security agencies for their effort at providing security, the governor said the new security network would complement the regular security agencies.

With all dressed in leopard skin fabric design, the speaker, some members of the Oyo State House of Assembly, members of the state executive council and stalwarts of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, attended the signing ceremony.

Meanwhile, Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Muyiwa Olumilua has revealed that the bill for the Ekiti Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps pending before Governor Kayode Fayemi would be signed into law next week.

The bill, awaiting Dr. Fayemi’s assent, was passed by the Ekiti State House of Assembly into law on February 14, after passing through normal legislative process, including the first and second readings as well as public hearing.

Chief Olumilua said the Amotekun Bill remains top priority of the Fayemi-led administration, adding that it will be committed for executive assent next week for effective implementation.

“The bill is going to be signed next week. I can’t give you a specific date, but all I know is that it will be signed into law early next week,” he said.

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