- President Buhari received the governor of Ondo state at the Presidential Villa
- The Ondo state governor was reportedly at the villa to brief President Buhari on Operation Amotekun
- Recall that the debate over the constitutionality of Operation Amotekun had been raging until the intervention of VP Yemi Osinbajo
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, February 4, received the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to ThisDay, the Ondo state governor who is the chairman of southwest governors was in the villa to brief President Buhari on Operation Amotekun.
Legit.ng notes that Operation Amotekun also known as the Western Nigeria Security Network is a regional security outfit established by the southwest governors to complement the efforts of the Nigeria police and other security agencies in tackling security challenges in the region.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that after weeks of accusation and counter-accusation, the federal government and the southwest governors on Thursday, January 23, finally reached an agreement on Operation Amotekun.
The parties agreed that a legal framework should be put in place on the establishment of the regional security outfit, Amotekun.
Legit.ng gathered that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with the southwest governors and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, as well as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja after the expanded National Economic Council (NEC), meeting.
The agreement was revealed by Laolu Akande, a senior special assistant on media and publicity to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on his Twitter handle on Thursday, January 23.
Akande wrote: “News Flash: FG, southwest governors agree on Amotekun.”
Also, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state subsequently met with the police chief over the security issues in the southwest.
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.
Meanwhile, as the debate on the Operation Amotekun initiative continues, Governor Makinde of Oyo state, on Thursday, January 30, made a fresh update on the new security outfit.
The governor promised that Nigeria would begin to reap reward of the Operation Amotekun very soon.
He made the disclosure during the opening of a three-day annual general conference of Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, entitled: Enlarge the place of thy tent, at the sacred Cherubim and Seraphim Church general headquarters’ secretariat, Ashi, Orita Bashorun area of Ibadan, the capital of the state.
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