Southwest Assembly Speakers Hold Security Summit

The immediate need for state policing and regional security summit have formed major part of discussion at a meeting convened by Conference of Speakers of Southwest States Legislatures, and majority leaders of the state assemblies.

At the meeting held in Ibadan, the speakers wanted the governors to purchase security helicopter and drones for aerial survellance of the region.

Other issues discussed at the meeting included the security situation of the region, activities of the Western Nigeria Security Network (codenamed Operation Amotekun), financial autonomy for state legislature and judiciary, and the impact of DAWN Commission in a bid to find a lasting solution.

In his opening remarks, Speaker of Oyo State House of House of Assembly, OYHA, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin said the present state of insecurity in the country called for handing over the control of security apparatus to the state Governors.

The Chairman Conference of Speakers of Southwest states Legislatures who is also the Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun called on the federal government to take concrete position by conveying a National Security Summit.

Mosope Kehinde

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