By: Ade Adeleke
The Ondo state Executive Council today approved a draft bill of the Southwest Security outfit, codenamed “Operation Amotekun” and now ready to be transmitted to the state House of Assembly for passage.
According to the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo as well as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kola Olawoye (SAN), the draft bill will take of many issues around Operation Amotekun.
They disclosed this to newsmen few minutes ago while briefing on the outcome of the State Executive Council’s meeting held today in Akure.
The bill has 6 parts and 44sections while traditional rulers will now have roles to play in the operation of the security outfit.
Ojogo said “the Ondo State Executive Council today approved a Draft Bill of the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps codenamed “Operation Amotekun”.
“The Bill will transmitted to the State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into Law.
“In an exhaustive session of deliberations, Council took time to peruse every detail contained in the Bill that was was presented by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Kola Olawoye, SAN and now ready to be transmitted to the state House of Assembly for passage.
“The Draft Bill has 6 Parts and 44sections. It is also gratifying to disclose that every apprehension or fears expressed have been adequately looked into.
“This is even as Traditional Rulers will now have roles to play in the operations of the security outfit pursuant to its passage into Law by the State Assembly.
“Government finds it pertinent to reiterate that this laudable initiative is aimed at complimenting the efforts of the Nation’s security agencies.
“It is also necessary to encourage the good people of Ondo State to take maximum advantage of this opportunity,” Ojogo said.