South West Governors, IGP agree on state-based arrangement; shelve regional plan

The governors of the six states of the South-west on Thursday announced that the Amotekun security initiative will no longer be regional but state-based.

The announcement was made after the governors met with the Inspector-General Police, Mohammed Adamu, at the Lagos State House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

The Operation Amotekun bill scaled second reading in the Houses of Assembly in Ondo and Oyo states. The draft bill was also ratified in Osogbo by the Osun State Executive Council just as the Ogun State House Assembly has equally confirmed receipt of the draft bill from the executive.

At the meeting on Thursday was Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo State governor and Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State.

Other governors in the region were…

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