September 19, 2020
Politics

Amotekun Bill Passes 1st, 2nd Reading at OYHA

The much-awaited bill for a law to establish the Oyo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps 2020 has scaled through the first and second reading at the State House of Assembly. 

This followed a clause by clause consideration by the lawmakers after the speaker, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin read a letter from the executive, stating the intention of the state government for speedy passage of the bill. 

Commenting on a clause stating the requirement for recruitment, the lawmaker representing Irepo/Olorunsogo State Constituency, Mr. Kazeem Olayanju said there is the need to include in the qualification to become an officer, a recommendation from lawmakers in their constituencies, to ascertain people of credible character.

Mr. Olayanju and his counterpart from Iseyin/Itesiwaju Constituency, Mr. Adeola Bamidele also suggested that the required educational qualifications of applicants should be spelled out in the bill. 

On his part, the Chief Whip of the house, Mr. Hakeem Adedibu charged the lawmakers to ensure it is stipulated in the bill that Amotekun officers should be recruited from and for their local governments to fulfill its indigenous purposes.

In his resolution, the speaker, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin referred the Oyo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps Bill 2020 to the House Committee on Security and Strategy for further consideration which is expected to include a public hearing. 

Mosope Kehinde

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