The six Houses of Assembly in the South West have agreed to jointly adopt a single legal document which will make the practice and operation of Amotekun security outfit uniform across the zone.
The Chairman, Conference of Speakers of South West States, Hon Bamidele Oleyelogun, gave the indication at a meeting of the conference held in Ibadan on Wednesday evening.The Attorneys General of the states were also present at the meeting.
Oleyelogun, who is the Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, said the uniformity of the bill would ensure a synergy of operation in terms of working relationship, intelligence sharing, training and others amongst the Amotekun corps in the six states for effective security operation and management.
He explained that the conference would not rest until an acceptable law, which will give full legal backing to the security outfit, is passed .
At the meeting, the speakers and AGs were able to make observations, suggestions and clear conflicting areas identified during the public hearings conducted by each state.
They did a clause-by-clause deliberation of the issues raised at public hearings.
The idea was to harmonise the different suggestions, observations and criticisms into the proposed law.
The meeting was attended by the six speakers- Adebo Ogundoyin (Oyo);Timothy Owoeye (Osun); Bamidele David Oleyelogun (Ondo); Mudashiru Obasa (Lagos), Funminiyi Afuye (Ekiti) and Olakunle Oluomo (Ogun).
Aside the Attorneys General, the meeting also had in attendance Majority Leaders , Clerks of the six Houses of Assembly, Directors of Legal Departments and Chairmen, House committees on security amongst other functionaries of the legislatures in the region.
The bill is receiving accelerated consideration at the six assemblies with a view to giving legal backing to the corps as the region is anxious to see the project work.