- Oyo state governor, Makinde, met with the police IG on Wednesday, January 29
- The governor said the issues of Operation Amotekun and the security challenges in his state were top of the meeting's agenda
- On Amotekun, Makinde said the police chief has agreed to meet with the southwest governor for a review of the security outfit
Governor Seyi Makinde has met with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Adamu Mohammed, over the security issues in the southwest.
Channels TV reports that Makinde, speaking after the meeting on Wednesday, January 29, said he discussed the issues of Operation Amotekun and the local government crisis in Oyo state with the police boss.
Legit.ng gathers that the meeting was fruitful as IGP Adamu has agreed to meet with the southwest governors for a review of the security outfit.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the federal government and the southwest governors had finally reached an agreement on Operation Amotekun after weeks of accusation and counter accusation.
The parties on Thursday, January 23, agreed that legal framework should be put in place on the establishment of the regional security outfit.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with the southwest governors and Malami as well as the IGP at the Presidential Villa, Abuja after the expanded National Economic Council (NEC), meeting.
In her reaction, presidential aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie, lauded the vice president, the southwest governors, the AGF and the police boss for resolving the controversy around the security outfit. Her tweet:
See further reactions from Nigerians on Twitter regarding the regional security outfit:
Temitope Oyetomi wrote: "This is a better approach, whatever strategy government employs, the most important thing is to achieve positive results. The southwest had been relatively peaceful until recently, we want to enjoy our peace and security again."
Oyedele Oyeleye tweeted: "Good. Next will be an initiative to provide uninterrupted power supply to the entire south west and stop relying on the epileptic national grid."
"Finally FG has succumbed. Way to go. We can still salvage something after all. Let's keep pushing my fellow Nigerians," Skido also reacted on Twitter.
Badi said: "This should have been done in the first place before the Governors launched Amotekun. Putting the cart before the horse if I may say."
"This is a great opportunity to put in place a novel model for policing which can be the template for that modern professional and people oriented police we all want. Proper training and the use of tech is key for the challenges of the new age. Major rethink required," wrote Peter Lawson.
Olamide Oladapo wrote: "Perfect and reasonable dialogue. Always good to engaging the government in a meaningful discussion to avert constitutional crisis at all times. None one should be above the law including the President courtesy of ongoing #USimpeachment trial. We must learn to listening all d time."
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