NIGERIA – UPDATED: FG, South-West govs ‘agree’ on Amotekun

Punch Nigeria | Sodiq Oyeleke | Jan. 24, 2020

The Federal Government and South-West governors have agreed that Operation Amotekun should be structured to align with the community policing strategy of the federal government.

It was also agreed the South-West states should give legal backing to the initiative, and address all issues concerning the regulation of the security structure.

The media aide to the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, made this known via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday.

“News Flash: FG, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun,” he tweeted.

Giving an update on the outcome of the meeting, Akande retweeted, “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.”