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Ondo Approves “Operation Amotekun” Bill



By Niyi Olutunde, Akure

The approval for the Southwest security outfit code-named “Operation Amotekun” Draft Bill has been approved by the Ondo State Government.

The approval of the Bill which took effect on Wednesday at the State Executive Council meeting held at the Governor’s office, Alagbaka, Akure, will transmitted to the State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into Law.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo and made available to journalists.

The statement reads, “In an exhaustive session of deliberations, Council took time to peruse every detail contained in the Bill that was was presented by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Kola Olawoye, SAN. and now ready to be transmitted to the state House of Assembly for passage.

“The Draft Bill has 6 Parts and 44sections. It is also gratifying to disclose that every apprehension or fears expressed have been adequately looked into. This is even as Traditional Rulers will now have roles to play in the operations of the security outfit pursuant to its passage into Law by the State Assembly.

“Government finds it pertinent to reiterate that this laudable initiative is aimed at complimenting the efforts of the Nation’s security agencies. It is also necessary to encourage the good people of Ondo State to take maximum advantage of this opportunity.”

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