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Ekiti Assembly Passes Amotekun Bill Into Law

The Speaker said the bill would be transmitted to the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, for his assent.
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Ekiti Assembly Passes Amotekun Bill Into Law
Ekiti Assembly Passes Amotekun Bill Into Law

The House of Assembly on Friday passed the Ekiti State Security Network Agency bill 2020 named Amotekun into law.

This House decision followed the adoption of the report of its Committee on Security and Special Duties at plenary.

Presenting the report on the floor of the house, the Chairman House Committee, Hon. representing Ekiti East constituency 1 said some amendment was made to the proposed bill after clause-by-clause and point-by-point examination of the bill proposal at the public hearing.

The Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, said, “Having passed through the third reading, the bill has become a law.”

The Speaker said the bill would be transmitted to the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, for his assent.

The law passed through the first and second readings in the Assembly on Thursday and committed to the House Committee on Security for proper legislative scrutiny before the House adjourned sitting till Friday.

The lawmakers, who debated the bill exhaustively in the chambers on Thursday, spoke on the appropriateness of the proposed law in view of the security challenges facing the state, region and Ekiti State.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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