Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, have called on the Houses of Assembly in the South-West to ensure immediate legislation to back the Western Nigeria Security Outfits, codenamed “Operation Amotekun”.
The duo spoke at the 2020 annual Oduduwa Festival in Ile-Ife, Osun state.
The monarch noted that southwest legislatures in their respective states should expedite the process that would make Amotekun lawful and reality.
“In Yoruba land and across the southwest, things have changed with the introduction of Amotekun. I am happy for the southwest governors.
This victory actually reflects the fact that there is little we can achieve without unity, that is why I am appealing to all traditional rulers to work in ensuring that Amotekun comes to stay”, Adeyeye said.
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, also stressed the need to expedite the legal framework to back the new initiative, stressing that Nigerians abroad can now bring investors that can help develop the country.
Adams applauded the role played by prominent Yoruba monarch in the bid to ensure that Amotekun becomes a reality to checkmate insecurity in the region.
“When the issue of Amotekun came up, I made my position known to the world, without minding whose ox is gored. I said it clearly, that whoever that is against the initiative was an enemy of our race.
“The victory achieved through Amotekun showcases the beauty of having all of us speak in one voice.