The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday, March 3, passed the bill on Amotekun after it scaled the third reading by the lawmakers.

Before it was passed into law, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa and his colleagues took a close and final look at the bill, which seeks to unify the proposed law that would guide the security outfit jointly established by the governors from the South Western zone of the country.

While the other state House of Assembly enacted theirs as a new bill, the lawmakers at the Lagos Assembly agreed to amend an existing law on the Neighbourhood Safety Corps to accommodate Amotekun. At plenary, the bill was announced by the majority leader of the House, Sanai Agunbiade, shortly before its passage.

Days before its passage, the state House of Assembly had held a public hearing where arguments and memoranda were considered and taken in relation to the bill, part of which included that the operatives would carry licensed arms Read more: