The Oyo state government has signed the Oyo State Security Network bill code-named Amotekun into law by Engr. Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State signed the bill at the Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday.
In attendance were the Deputy Governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan and other other government dignitaries.
Amotekun is expected to complement the efforts of Federal security agencies and create a safe, secure environment, Makinde said.
The Oyo State House of Assembly had on March 3rd had passed the Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill, 2020
This decision followed the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Security and Special Duties at the plenary.
Notably, some of the lawmakers wore amulets, armbands depicting combat ready atmosphere, the lawmakers’ unanimously reechoed the whining of the leopard the moment the Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin hit the gavel passing the bill.
The bill had earlier scaled through the first and second readings during an extensive deliberation on the floor of the House, after the draft bill was transmitted by Governor Seyi Makinde to the House.