The Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, has called on the Nigeria Police Force to give moral and operational support to the newly established security initiative of South-West states, Amotekun.
The Speaker, made the appeal while receiving the new Commissioner of Police, in the state, Mr. Jonhson Kokumo, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the Assembly Complex, Osogbo.
Mr. Kokumo was accompanied on the visit by top police officers.
Welcoming the officers, Owoeye pointed out that there was need for the police to look into issues bothering on developing strategies that would help to tackle insecurity in the state and the country at large.
He restated the commitment and readiness of the state 7th Assembly under his watch to render necessary assistance that would enhance efficient and effective policing.
Owoeye disclosed that the house was currently working on a legal framework for the ‘Amotekun Bill’, which would work with the police to boost security when operational.
He also informed the police commissioner of the anti-kidnapping bill under consideration by the house.
Speaking, the Police Commissioner said the visit was to seek the support of the legislative arm of the government for more effective policing.
He also restated the Inspector General’s committed to the idea and concept of community policing, assuring that the state police command would equally work with the Amotekun security outfit when it becomes operational.