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Lagos Passes Amotekun Bill

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has on Tuesday, in a unanimous resolution, passed the bill on Amotekun.

The Oyo State House of Assembly had earlier on Tuesaday passed its own Amotekun bill.

Amotekun is a security initiative of  the South West region.

The bill was passed after the speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, and his colleagues read it for the third time.

The bill seeks to unify the proposed law that would guide the security outfit jointly established by the South West governors.

Prior to the passing of the bill, the Lagos State House of Assembly had organised a public hearing which was attended by top residents of the state.

READ ALSO:Oyo Assembly Passes Amotekun Bill 

The, Speaker Obasa had declared that Amotekun was a security outfit that had come to stay.

“I’m sure we all recall the incidents before the establishment of Amotekun, the killings, maiming, kidnapping and their likes.

“In the wisdom of our governors, they decided on Amotekun.

The Chairman of the committee on Information and security, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, at the hearing  had said the Amotekun Bill was an amendment to the Neighbourhood Safety law which has been in existence for since 2016.

The lawmaker added that the laws guiding Amotekun were all embedded in the Neighbourhood Safety Corps law and this is the reason for the decision to amend it.

 

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