Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday has reacted to the statement by the Nigerian govt describing south-west safety outfit ‘Operation Amotekun’ as illegal.
In a assertion signed by the Distinctive Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Lawyer Standard of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Gwandu, the federal government said the institution of Amotekun is not backed by any known regulation in the land.
“The setting up of the paramilitary firm termed “Amotekun” is unlawful and runs opposite to the provisions of the Nigerian legislation.,” Malami claimed.
Fayemi talking to newsmen in the point out reported governors of the South-West Area in Nigeria are learning the latest pronouncement declaring Procedure Amotekun illegal.
Speaking to newsmen at a push meal with the media in the condition, Fayemi stated the governors in the location would have to evaluate the issue prior to declaring a stand on the federal government’s placement.
The South-West governors set up the regional safety outfit codenamed, Procedure Amotekun to tackle troubles of insecurity in the region and allay the fears of the men and women.
“I do not have an respond to to this independently because I have not been adequately briefed on the new stand.
“I have just heard of that from you (newsmen) now. I will try to find out the posture of the governors of the South West states. You know I do not talk for the governors. “If what you are saying is accurate, there will be an acceptable response to it,” Fayemi claimed.