Sunday, May 9, 2021

The Speaker Oyo State House of Assembly Rt Hon Debo Ogundoyin on Tuesday said he’s sure the state Governor Engr Seyi Makinde will thoroughly implement the provision of the Oyo State Security Network Agency otherwise called Amotekun corps.

Rt. Hon. Debo Ogundoyin said the House had fulfilled its fundamental responsibility of making people-oriented laws that would guarantee adequuate protection of lives and property of the people of Oyo state state.

Ogundoyin expressed optimism that the bill when sign into law would stem
the tide of kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other manifestation of
criminalities that have continued to constitute hindrances to people’s
normal social and economic life.

He said: “By passing this bill, we have made history and we will be creating
big strides towards providing and ensuring that all persons travelling along
the highways, major roads, remote areas, hinterland and forest are free to
participate in their normal social and economic life without fear or

“One of the major concerns has always been the issue kidnapping, banditry,
armed robbery and all other forms of criminalities . We believe that this bill
will provide the needed security for our people.

Ogundoyin who expressed confidence that the governor will be thorough
with the implementation after assent, said “we can be rest assured that the
implementation will be thorough, because we have not passed this bill in

“You dont need to preach to the converts. We have a governor who is an
Amotekun himself and we have not passed the bill in vain, so you can be
rest assured that the law will be accorded speedy assent by the governor”,
he said.

On some amendments being sought to the final copy by members,
Ogundoyin added : “you can’t get a perfect law anywhere and if you pass a
law and if it becomes problematic tomorrow, then the mechanism of
amendment will set in.

The speaker added that the report encapsulated the views of the people,
who are yearning for a well secured and well protected environment.
The passage by the House, the bill is ready to be transmitted to Governor
Makinde for assent.

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