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UPDATE: Ekiti Assembly passes Amotekun Bill into law

Lawmakers of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have passed the bill for the establishment of Ekiti State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps into law.

Speaker of the House, Mrs. Funminiyi Afuye announced this on on Friday, saying that the bill has become a law after passing through the third reading.

Afuye noted that 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 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, region and Ekiti State.

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

At the resumed sitting on Friday, the House Committee of Security presented the committee’s report.

The report was adopted by the Committee of the House, then the Bill went into the third reading, which it passed through.

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