– The bill was sent to the governor on Monday, February 10, by the Ekiti state Attorney General
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The governor of Ekiti state also said that the law will be ready by Friday, February 14 The governor of Ekiti state and chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, on Monday, February 10, received a draft bill for the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) popularly known as Amotekun.
The bill was received by the governor from the Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapounda.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that similar bills are expected to be developed by the five states in the southwest region in preparation for legal backing for Amotekun.
Speaking on the submitted bill, Fapounda said the draft sought a proposal for the establishment of an Ekiti State Security Network, to be known as “Amotekun Corps”.
Fapounda said the Corps is to assist in maintaining law and order in Ekiti state. He said: “In the past two weeks, the AGs from the six states have been working on how to provide enabling legal frameworks for our joint security network.”
“After the draft bills were produced, we said we will present the draft to our governors for discussion at the State Executive Council meeting and the Houses of Assembly will then pass it,
” Fapounda said. He also said the bill makes a proposal for the establishment of the Independent Amotekun Complaints Board which will enable residents report cases of abuses of power and corruption with a website for interested members of the public to comment on.
Also speaking on the bill, the governor said the law on Amotekun will be ready by Friday, February 14, across all the six states in the southwest.