FG Agrees to Legalise Amotekun

Professor Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo

Federal government and the south western governors have reached the agreement to craft a legal framework for the new security network in the south west region of the country -code-named: Amotekun.

This was made know by the Governor of Info state, Rotimi Akeredolu. He disclosed this to the state house correspondents after a meeting with the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday.

Akeredolu stated that the legal framework will help resolve all “burning issues” surrounding the security network.

The Ondo state governor also made it know that the legal framework for the outfit was presented to appropriate offices before the launch on January 9. Akeredolu said the inspector-general of police and other “relevant security agencies” were consulted earlier.

Southwest Governors
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti
State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state and dignitaries at the launching of Amotekun security outfit

He also stated that Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, who had described the outfit as illegal, was part of the meeting with the security agencies.