The bill for the south-west security project codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’ has been committed to the Ondo House Committee on Security.
The Clerk of the House, Bode Adeyelu, had read a letter from the Executive on the need to establish the security agency to assist in enforcing law and order.
The Majority Leader, Jamiu Sulaimon Maito, stated that the if the bill is passed into law, criminalities would reduce totally.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Hon Bamidele Oleyelogun, after thanking the lawmakers for sparing time again from their recess to attend to state matters, pleaded for them to attend to the bill for the benefits of the people.
“Our region which was once admired for peace and safety is gradually being eroded by bandits who wasted innocent lives an property daily,” he complained.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General, Mr Olawale Fapohunda, on Wednesday, in Ado-Ekiti, told reporters that Ekiti State is in the process of translating laws, including the Amotekun bill, into Yoruba language for those who do not understand English.
Moreso, public hearings will be held in the six states of the south-west on Monday, February 24, to draw contributions from the public and notable stakeholders on the operations of the Amotekun security network.