Osun State government has approved the Osun Security Network bill and sent it to the House of Assembly for legislative approval.
This disclosure was made after an extraordinary Executive Council Meeting in Osogbo on Thursday.
In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, the state government said it had adopted and sent the popular “Amotekun” Bill to the House of Assembly.
“The State of Osun at an extraordinary Executive Council Meeting today considered the Osun Security Network bill, approved and sent it to the State House of Assembly. The bill titled ‘A bill for a law to establish the State of Osun Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps to Assist in Maintaining Law and Order in the State and for Connected Purposes’ was the sole business of the day at today’s council meeting.
“Though the usual weekly EXCO meeting had already been held on Monday, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola considers the security bill urgent and important enough to summon today’s meeting.
“The council considered the bill and adopted it for immediate transmission to the Osun State House of Assembly,” the statement said.