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Federal Government and South West governors agree on Amotekun

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The Federal Government and South-West governors had a meeting where they agreed that operation Amotekun should go on.

The meeting which was held in the Presidential villa today, Thursday January 23, 2019, was presided upon by the Vice President, Prof Osibanjo and in attendance were South West Governors, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police.

At the meeting, the Federal Government and the South-West Governors agreed that operation Amotekun should go on.

Laolu Akande, the Special Adviser to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, made this known via his verified Twitter handle. He wrote;

News Flash: FG, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun

VP Osinbajo after presiding over National Economic Council, also met with Southwest Governors to sort out the Amotekun issues. The President who is away asked the VP to host the meeting. The AGF & IGP were also in attendance & everyone at the meeting agreed Amotekun should go on.

The OVP Special Assistant on Documentation, Olaolu Beckley further shared in detail;

Office of the Vice President Press Statement FG, SOUTHWEST GOVERNORS AGREE ON AMOTEKUN Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, met today with South West Governors, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police.

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.

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.

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