The Ogun State House of Assembly has confirmed receipt of executive bill seeking the establishment and unbundling of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), code-named Operation Amotekun, from the regional security operations earlier created under the aegis of six Southwest states on Thursday.
Olakunle Oluomo-led Ogun State House of Assembly confirmed the receipt of the bill after the State Executive Council chaired by Governor Dapo Abiodun had approved the creation of Operation Amotekun with a mild alteration in the name – Ogun State Security Network Agency, a switch from the known Western Nigeria Security Network.
But, Ogun State Executive Council’s bill retains Amotekun Corps which means “Leopard” and approved appointment of State Commandant for Amotekun Corps who must be a retired, commissioned-Army officer.
“I forward herewith a bill for a law to establish the Ogun State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps to assist in maintaining law and order in the State and for connected purposes as approved at the second meeting of the Executive Council of Ogun State held on 11th February 2020, for the kind consideration and passage of the House of Assembly”, the Executive bill reads.
RAZAQ AYINLA, Abeokuta