Speakers of the South-West Houses of Assembly will meet on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, over the Amotekun bills, which went public hearing in five States on Monday, February 24.
The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Mr Gbenga Omole, who disclosed this in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday, February 25, said the Speakers would share experiences from the public hearing on the bill.
Omole said, “After the meeting of the Conference of South West Speakers where the Speakers of the six States would compare notes, there would be a meeting in their various Houses where all those things will be collated at the third reading. So with all these, I don’t think passing the bill will be possible this week. Let’s say next week.”
On whether non-indigenes would be included in the corps, the Ondo House spokesman said the non-indigenes that had been living in the community for a long time and have become part and parcel of the community would be included.
He added that: “there are processes, they would apply and bring letters from guarantors, who can be their traditional rulers, they would undergo some tests. So it is not just a thing that anybody can dabble into, they will pass through a lot of process. Again, the work is pensionable, so the recruitment would be thorough.”