The Ogun State Government has approved the bill for the creation of Amotekun in the state.
Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to the Ogun state governor, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.
Somorin said Amotekun, which is a proposed security network in the South West region, was approved at the State Executive Council meeting held at the Executive Chamber of the governor’s office at Oke Mosan secretariat, Abeokuta.
He quoted the state’s Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Adegbolahan Adeniran, as saying the approval followed the agreement reached by the Attorney Generals of the six states in the South West.
“We presented the bill for the creation of the Ogun State Security Network Agency or what many call the Amotekun Corp Bill of 2020,” said Adeniran.
“Today, the Executive Council of Ogun State met and adopted a draft as amended of a bill for a law to establish the Ogun State Security Network Agency. This agency will comprise of the Amotekun Corp and this bill will be transmitted to the House of Assembly before the end of this week.
“It made all the Attorney Generals of the Southwest zone including Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Lagos States to come together with the intervention of the DAWN commission that has been piloting the process, and we are able to have a draft model bill to be adopted by each of the states in accordance with their local circumstances and situations as the need arises.”