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FG, South West Governor Reach Consensus on ‘Amotekun’

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, with South West Governors, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police have reached consensus on ‘Amotekun’.

This was stated in a statement issued by Special Adviser to Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.

According to the statement, the meeting was at the instance of the Governors who had asked to see President Muhammadu Buhari over the controversy surrounding the Amotekun Initiative. However due to the President’s foreign engagement, he asked the Vice President to host the meeting.

The statement reads in part, “Having regard to the need for all hands to be on deck in addressing the security concerns across the country, it was agreed that the structure of Amotekun should also align with the Community Policing strategy of the Federal Government.

“It was also agreed that necessary legal instruments will be put in place by each of the States to give legal backing to the initiative and address all issues concerning the regulation of the security structure.”

Meanwhile, Vice President Osinbajo. on behalf of President Buhari, met with Southwest Governors, AG of the Federation and IG of Police over The Amotekun Initiative.

“Fruitful and unanimous resolutions were made on the way forward in a meeting today with South West Governors, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police over the controversy surrounding the Amotekun Initiative.

The meeting was at the instance of the Governors who had asked to see President Muhammadu Buhari

It was agreed that the structure of Amotekun should also align with the Community Policing strategy of the Federal Government.”

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