- Operation Amotekun security initiative on Friday, February 14, received a new boost
- The southwest governors and the IGP Adamu held a stakeholders' meeting in Lagos on Thursday, February 13
- Ekiti has now joined other states in the region that have passed the bill on the creation of Amotekun
Ekiti House of Assembly on Friday, February 13, passed the state security network agency bill 2020 code-named Amotekun.
The Nation reports that the House's decision followed the adoption of the report of its committee on security and special duties at plenary.
Legit.ng gathered that while presenting the report on the floor of the House, the chairman of the committee, Lateef Oluwole representing Ekiti East constituency 1, said some amendment was made to the proposed bill after clause-by-clause and point-by-point examination of the bill proposal at the public hearing.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and the six southwest governors on Thursday, February 13, agreed on Amotekun created by the governors in the region.
In another report, a security summit slated to hold between the southeast governors and the IGP on Wednesday, February 12, was almost disrupted.
The delay by southeast governors and the IGP to arrive at the venue of the security summit nearly marred the event.
Also, the bill for southwest regional security outfit codenamed Operation Amotekun was approved by Ogun state government.
In a related development, the Okesha area of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, was on Saturday, February 8, hit with a bomb explosion that reportedly went off around the old Government House.
The explosion caused pandemonium as it brought down a building around the area, with a section of the state ministry of chieftaincy affairs also badly hit.
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