- Governor Oyetola has sent names of two key members for operation Amotekun to the House of Assembly
- The Osun state governor took the bold move after signing the Amotekun bill into law
- The nominees are expected to be screened during the plenary session of the House
Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has sent the names of the chairman and commander for the Osun Security Network Agency popularly codenamed Operation Amotekun to the state House of Assembly.
According to The Nation, this was disclosed by the speaker of the House, Timothy Owoeye, who read the governor's letter on the floor of the assembly on Tuesday, July 21.
It was gathered that the governor nominated Brig.-Gen. Isa Ademola (rtd) as chairman of the governing board while Brig.-Gen. Bashir Abiodun Adewimbi (rtd) as corps commander of the security outfit.
Owoeye said the governor’s request is pursuant to sections 5(2) and 13(1) of the Osun State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps Establishment Law 2020.
The speaker directed that the nominees submit 35 copies of their résumé to the assembly within 24 hours.
Ademola and Adewimbi are scheduled to be screened during the plenary session of the assembly on Wednesday, July 22, by 11 am.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has instituted a governing board that will be overseeing the operation of Ekiti Security Network Agency.
The development was contained in a statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, May 3.
According to the statement, the appointment was a giant stride towards ensuring effective take-off and efficient management of the state security outfits.
In other news, Oyo state former governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, stated that the joint southwest security outfit Amotekun will fail in every state except in Lagos.
Alao-Akala made this known while speaking on his memoirs titled: “Amazing Grace” which is expected to be launched as part of activities for his 70th birthday celebration.
He noted that though the outfit is meant to take care of people's security across the region, however, it will fail because the governors did not appoint the right people to head Amotekun.
The ex-governor who faulted the decision of southwest governors to appoint retired military officers as director-general of the outfit said the regional security initiative will fail over leadership challenge.