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Ekiti HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PASSES AMOTEKUN BILL

Ekiti HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PASSES AMOTEKUN BILL

Ekiti State House of Assembly, on Friday, passed the bill for the establishment of Ekiti State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps into law.The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, said, having passed through the third reading, the bill has become a law.

Afuye, who lauded the lawmakers for their leadership and commitment to the bill, said the Assembly did not short-circuit any process that was required in law-making.

He 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 was 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 and the region.

A public hearing was also conducted on the bill later on Thursday.

At the sitting on Friday, the House Committee on Security presented the its report.The report of the committee was adopted by lawmakers and the bill was read for the third time, after which it was passed into law.

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