BREAKING: Makinde Signs Amotekun Bill Into Law, Warns Criminally Minded Persons Stay Away From Oyo State
By Henry Odeh
The Oyo State Governor,
Engr Seyi Makinde has signed the Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 otherwise called Amotekun Corp into law.
The governor signed the bill into law on Tuesday (Today) at the executive chamber of the governor’s office, secretariat, Ibadan and stated that the law will not only improve the security in the state but also improve confidence in the minds of investors that would desire to make the state their investment destination.
Governor Makinde while delivering his brief address shortly after assenting to the bill reiterated his administration’s commitment to security of lives and properties in the state.
The Oyo state house of assembly has penultimate week passed the bill into law during its last plenary awaiting the governor’s assent before it could become operational in the state.
The governor stated that the Amotekun law is in force in Oyo state noting that it has been a long journey so far but the journey was worth the while.
He stressed that the Amotekun Corp is not a replacement of the traditional security outfits in the country but to complement efforts of the already existing Nigerian security outfits in the state.
Governor Makinde urged criminally minded ones to stay away from Oyo state and the entire south west region stressing that the arm of the law will catch up with anyone who is found culpable noting that there was nothing to fear as the law is only targeted at criminals and criminally minded persons.
Present at the signing of the bill into law are the deputy governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, the Speaker, Oyo state house of assembly, Rt. Hon Adebo Ogundoyin, Secretary to the Oyo state government (SSG) Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, entire members of state executive council, members of Oyo assembly house committee on security, Service chiefs, and Oyo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) exco.