The Ogun State Government has taken a step to legalise Amotekun with the approval of a bill for the establishment of State Security Network Agency.
The Amotekun Corp Bill 2020 was given the nod at the weekly State Executive Council meeting for onward transmission to the State House of Assembly.
State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Adegbolahan Adeniran said the presentation of the bill before the state council followed the earlier approval by the Attorney Generals and Commissioners for Justice of the six Southwest states.
Adeniran assured that the State Amotekun Corp will be headed by a State Commandant adding that the bill also allows for collaborative efforts between the six Southwest states.
He disclosed that the bill would be sent to the State Assembly before the end of the week, and expressed optimism that the bill will get speedy attention from the state lawmakers.
Adeniran said: “We presented the bill for the creation of the Ogun State Security Network Agency or what many call the Amotekun Corp Bill of 2020.
“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 is the agency that will comprise of the Amotekun Corp and this bill will be transmitted to the house of assembly before the end of this week.”