Insecurity:Ogun Assembly Calls For Restructuring Of Amotekun Corps.. Replacement Of Late Commander - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, March 21, 2024

Insecurity:Ogun Assembly Calls For Restructuring Of Amotekun Corps.. Replacement Of Late Commander

Ogun State House of Assembly has called for appointment of a new State Commander for the State Security Network Agency-Amotekun who must not bellow the rank of a Major or its equivalence in other Security Agencies to oversee the activities of the Agency, following the death of its former Commander 

The house made the call, following a resolution passed on Thursday during its plenary at the State Assembly Complex in  Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, to restructure the security outfit to make it more effective in securing lives and properties of residents of the State 

The lawmakers in the resolution, also stressed the need to recruit more capable and competent personnel to strengthen the Corps' operations.

This, the Assembly noted would help  tackle the incessant security breaches especially kidnappings and armed robberies being experienced in some parts of the State.

Opening debate on the motion leading to the passage of the Resolution during the plenary presided over by Speaker Oludaisi Elemide, the Sponsor of the resolution, Hon. Babatunde Tella, had reported the ineffectiveness of the Amotekun Corps following the demise of the State Commander, CP David Akinremi.

He disclosed that there had been reports that the operation of the agency was being hampered by insufficient fund; stressing that the Corps was in dire need of more personnel, who should be localised in the communities, ammunitions and vehicles to enable them meet up with the responsibilities of providing adequate security in the State.

Other members who contributed to the debate including Honourables Olusegun Kaka, Adebisi Oyedele Minority Leader Lukman Adeleye, Adegoke Adeyanju and Fola Salami, recounted incidence of insecurity, especially kidnappings in their respective constituencies, which needed to be addressed headlong.  

The resolution also sought for the need to equip the Amotekun Corps with modern ammunitions, up-to-date communication gadgets and other security apparatus as well as the procurement of additional vehicles to aid the operations and other activities of the Corps.

The debate later led to the motion for the resolution moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by the Minority Leader, Adeleye Lukman and supported by the Whole House through a unanimous voice vote.

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