Nigeria: Legalise Security Initiative, Amotekun – Bishop Tells Southwest Govs

 

Bishop Francis Wale Oke, the National Vice President Pentecostal  Fellowship of Nigeria has urged Governors in the South West to properly legalise the region’s security Initiative, Amotekun.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plea was contained in a release signed by Oke’s Media Officer, Mr Kayode Oladeji, and  made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Wednesday.

Oke, who is also the Presiding Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, said a legal backing for the initiative was imperative in order to protect it.

Throwing his weight behind the initiative, the cleric commended the governors for their foresight in ensuring the protection of lives and property of the people of the region.

“The Amotekun initiative is a noble idea  and we must commend the proponents, being the  South West governors.

“However, it should be properly legalised by making sure South West Houses of Assembly give it the needed legal teeth,” he said.

Oke also allayed the fears being entertained in some quarters concerning the  establishment of Amotekun, saying it was in tandem with the community policing philosophy of the Federal Government.

The cleric noted that the outfit would complement the efforts of other security agencies in the country to ensure the protection of lives and property of the people in the region.

The cleric enjoined Nigerians to  endeavour to put the country on the path of self-discovery and recovery.

He also commended Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State for working toward the sustenance of peace across the state, adding that development was impossible without peace and tranquility.

NAN

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