Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said the state does not need Amotekun, code name for the South West Security Network.
He said this while speaking on Sunday Politics, Channels Television’s flagship programme, at the Lagos House.
Sanwo-Olu said the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC) already do what Amotekun does.
“It’s just a name change in the case of Lagos. I appreciate what my colleague governors are doing, and they also appreciate the peculiar nature of Lagos.
“I have got over 7,000 neighbourhood watch personnel in Lagos, who are doing exactly the same thing that we have Amotekun doing,” he said.
“They are there at the border post giving us daily monitoring in their localities and feeding it back to the central. They are the ones feeding us with information. But they cannot carry arms and prosecute people.
“The borders that I have in Lagos are outside of the Atlantic Ocean is Ogun state.”