The Federal Government and Southwest governors have finally agreed on the newly established Western Nigeria Security Network, code named Operation Amotekun.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with the governors of the region on Thursday and held a meeting to find common grounds for the workability of the security outfit.
In a tweet after the meeting, spokesman to the Vice President, Laolu Akande tweeted, “News Flash: FG, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun.”
News Flash: FG, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) January 23, 2020
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 meeting was very fruitful and unanimous resolutions were made on the way forward,” Mr Akande said in a statement.
It added that, “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”.