The Ondo House of Assembly has passed a bill to amend the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps Law 2022.
The lawmakers unanimously also passed a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of the Ondo State Security Trust Fund and others.
The passage followed the submission of reports.
The House Committee on Security chairman, Ololade Gbegudu, submitted the report for consideration and approval and after scrutiny by its committee, it subsequently scaled through the third reading at the plenary. Mr Gbegudu said sections 4, 5, 6, 14, 16 and 18 of the principal law were amended.
Majority leader Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi then moved the motion for the bills to be passed and was seconded by Oluyede Feyide from Ose local government after the lawmakers had unanimously agreed in a voice vote.
Mr Gbegudu said the bills would provide funds for special equipment, training and re-training of Amotekun personnel as well as foster an effective and enduring public-private partnership for crime prevention, and eradication in Ondo.
He added that it would provide for joint border patrols with neighbouring states under the leadership of the Ondo Amotekun commandant.