Ogun State House of Assembly passes Amotekun bill

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the bill of the  State Security Network known as Amotekun alongside the  Agency Corps bill, and this is coming barely 19 days after receiving the bill from the Executive Arm, as part of its determination to stem crimes and criminalities in the State.

Penpushing reports that, the bill titled: “HB No 35/OG/2020- “A Bill for a law to establish the Ogun State Security Netwrk Agency and Amotekun Corps to Assist in Maintaining Law and Order in the State and Connected Purposes” was passed during a plenary.

The plenary was  presided over by the SpeakerRt Hon  Olakunle Oluomo, following the presentation of report of the Special Ad-hoc Committee on Security and Strategy by the Majority Leader, Hon Yusuff  Sherif.

The majority leader thereafter moved the motion for the adoption of the report which was seconded by Hon Musefiu Lamidi and supported by the all members through a voice vote after which the bill was later read and adopted Clause- by – Clause by the Committee of the whole House.

The motion for the third reading of the bill was later moved by the Majority Leader, seconded by  Olusola Adams, while the Acting Clerk of the Assembly, Hon Deji Adeyemo, did the third reading of the bill.

Penpushing further reports that, the Speaker of the House of Assembly thereafter directed that the clean copy of the bill be forwarded to the Ogun State Governor,Prince  Dapo Abiodun for his assent.

The Assembly in another development had approved the nomination of a Commissioner nomine Dairo Adetokunbo, who was screened earlier in the day following the transmission of his nominee via a correspondence from Governopr Dapo Abiodun in the previous week shortly after the last plenary of the Assembly.

Penpushing also reports that, the approval was sequel to the adoption of the report of the Committee on Transportation led byHon  Oludaisi Elemide, who also moved the motion for its adoption which was seconded by Musefiu Lamidi

The confirmation of the nominee was thereafter done through a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by Solomon Osho and supported by other lawmakers through a voice vote,and the Speaker in his response stated that the unanimous confirmation of the nomination of the nominee by the lawmakers was based on the information and documents presented by the nominee as at the time of the screening earlier conducted in the day.

Penpushing reports that, the nominee had earlier been screened during a session presided over by the Chairman, House Committee on Transportation, Hon Oludaisi Elemide, with a charge on him to put his experience in transportation management to bear with a view to developing the State transport sector for optimum performance if confirmed by the Assembly and sworn in by Governor Abiodun.

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