Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday signed the Ondo State Security Network and Amotekun Corps Bill into Law.
This followed the passage of the Bill by the Ondo State House of Assembly sequel to legislative scrutiny which included a Public Hearing.
This was contained in a press statement issued and signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo and made available to journalists in Akure.
At the brief signing ceremony which took place at the Executive Council Chambers, Governor Akeredolu warned against any political colouration of the outfit even as he reiterated that the Amotekun Corps shall be complementary and not independent of the operations and efforts of the Nation’s security agencies.
Akeredolu said: “We wish to reiterate that the Amotekun Corps is a child of necessity and was purely borne out of the need to explore other means of securing our forests and protecting all those who do legitimate business within the Southwest Region.
“For the umpteenth time, the Amotekun Corps is not an independent regional outfit but a complementary effort by the governors of the Southwest to engender unity, peace, and security.
“Most importantly, the corps shall not be allowed for political purposes; it has no business at political rallies just as the Police must continue to discharge its obligations and responsibilities to the people”.
He thanked the House of Assembly for the promptness in the handling of the Bill, saying, their speed and thoroughness underscored the importance attached to the Bill.