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UPDATED: Ekiti Assembly passes Amotekun Bill

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BREAKING: Ekiti Assembly Passes Amotekun Bill

Ekiti State House of Assembly has on Friday passed into Law Ekiti State Security Operation Agency, Operation Amotekun into law.

The House, at its preliminary, before the passage, adopted the report of House Committee on Security and Special Duties after Thursday’s public hearing on the bill.

Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly,  Funminiyi Afuye, said, “Having passed through the third reading, the bill has become law.

The Speaker said the bill would be transmitted to the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for his assent.

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She commended 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,

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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