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Ogun Assembly Passes Resolution on Prompt Takeoff of Amotekun

The Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling on the State Government to step up plans towards the immediate take off of the Amotekun Security Network, with a view to strengthening security architecture in the state.

The passage of the resolution followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Mr Yusuf Sherif, seconded by Mr Solomon Osho and unanimously supported by other lawmakers through a voice vote at a plenary presided over by the  Speaker ,Mr Olakunle Oluomo at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The resolution, according to the lawmakers, was aimed at calling on the state governor to achieve a seamless and immediate take-off of the State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps Law passed by the Assembly March, 2020.

The lawmakers noted that the immediate take off of Amotekun corps  became imperatives considering the rising spate of insecurity occasioned by cases of kidnappings, herdsmen and farmers clash, banditry and cultism, among others.

Earlier, some members including Mr Sola Adams, Mr Adegoke Adeyanju, Mr Oludaisi Elemide, Mr Kemi Oduwole and Mr Solomon Osho complained about the nefarious activities of some herdsmen, who often engaged in kidnapping and destruction of farmlands under the guise of open grazing for their herds of cattle.

In his response, Speaker, Mr Oluomo lauded the intervention of the state command of the Nigeria Police Force at checkmating crimes and gave a renewed charge on residents to always provide timely and credible information to the security agencies towards aiding their operations to make the state an unsafe for criminals. 

Mr Oluomo added that the State Assembly would soon convey a stakeholders’ forum to harness the inputs of concerned stakeholders towards ensuring the passage of the Animal Grazing and Cattle Ranch Establishment Law, 2020.

Oluwatoyin Adegoke 

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