The Speakers of Houses of Assembly in the South West Zone have pledged to provide legislative support for Operation Amotekun saying it would go a long way in curbing the worrisome security problems facing the region.
The Speakers in a communiqué expressed support for the security initiativconceived by governors in the region.
The communiqué was issued on Friday by the Chairman, Conference of Speakers of South West States Legislature, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun.
The communique, reads in part: “The establishment of the security outfit in the South West is in tandem with the constitution, which makes the protection of lives and properties a matter of priority for any responsible government.
“The Operation Amotekun is a welcome development, especially in the spirit of existing community policing laws in the South West states.
The communique was issued at the end of a one-day security summit of the speakers.
The summit had as theme, “The imperative of Western Nigerian Security Network (Operation Amotekun): Legislative Support for the Initiative.”