The Amotekun bill received a boost by the stakeholders during the public hearing on the state security network agency bill 2020 as they commended the Oyo state house of assembly for allowing the people to have their say on issue of security.
At the public hearing, the speaker of Oyo house of assembly Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin says the rate of kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry, fulani herdsmen killing is disturbingly high across the country, and the south western state in particular.
The Speaker added that the launch of operation Amọtẹkun, according to the governors of the six Yoruba states is meant to complement the activities of the Nigerian police as well as other security agencies across the country.
The speaker therefore, assured that Amọtẹkun corps are going to be recruited to help the security agencies to curb the rising cases of insecurity in Yoruba land.
The stakeholders meanwhile commended the conference by speakers in the Southwest for coming up with a bill to give legal backing to operation Amọtẹkun.
At the hearing, Hon. Akeem Obadara, Chairman, Committee on security and strategy stated that it is the responsibility of government to ensure security of lives and property of the citizenry.
“The security challenges confronting Nigeria as a nation necessitates the inclusion of people at the grass-roots in the security management of our various communities”.
(I want to appreciate the helmsman of Oyo state , Governor Seyi Makinde who approved and released funds to organize this public hearing also our dynamic, intelligent and purposeful speaker of the house who has been magnanimous working in the interest of the citizens of Oyo state to ensure that this public hearing comes to reality,all Hon.members of the house, the clerk of the house , the management of the house, legislative and other support staff for your various contributions to this laudable programme). Hon. Akeem Obadara concluded