- Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, recently opened up on Amotekun
- The governor stressed that the security outfit in the southwestern region will not fizzle out
- Fayemi also noted that the people have taken Amotekun to a different level
The southwest regional security outfit called Operation Amotekun is here to stay, Governor Kayode Fayemi has said. He disclosed this while addressing the people of Ekiti state during a live radio program tagged ‘Mr Governor Speaks’ on Sunday, February 2.
During the show which was monitored by Nigerian Tribune, he spoke about several issues including the way forward for the famous regional security outfit. According to him, the people have taken Amotekun far beyond what the governors had planned initially.
Now the security outfit has reached other countries including Russia, USA, and South Africa with a customised outfit. Fayemi went on to stress the reason and importance for the establishment of Amotekun in the southwest region.
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 Nigerian police in tackling security challenges in the region.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, February 4, received Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Akeredolu who also doubles as the chairman of southwest governors was at the villa to brief the president on Operation Amotekun.
It would be recalled that after weeks of accusation and counter-accusation, the federal government and the southwest governors on Thursday, January 23, reached an agreement on Operation Amotekun.
Present at the meeting which took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja was Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, southwest governors, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, as well as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu. Both parties agreed that a legal framework should be put in place on the establishment of the regional security outfit.
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