The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, have thrown their weights behind the immediate legislation of the South West security outfit: Operation Amotekun.
The duo spoke at the 2020 edition of Oodua Festival in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Thursday.
The foremost monarch, however, admonished South West legislators in their respective states to fast track the process that would make Amotekun lawful and achievable.
He said: “In Yorubaland and across the South West, things have changed with the introduction of Amotekun.
“I happy for the South West governors, and this victory actually reflect the fact that there is little we can achieve without unity.
“That is why I am appealing to all traditional rulers to work in ensuring that Amotekun come to stay.”
Meanwhile, Iba Adams also reiterated the need to legalise the new initiative, stressing that Nigerians abroad can now bring investors that can help develop the country.
He said: “The victory achieved through Amotekun showcases the beauty of having all of us speak in one voice.
“It shows that in unity, everything is possible.
“So I am using this opportunity to appeal to all the states House of Assemblies to do the needful by legislating the initiative, by giving it the necessary legal backing.
“When this is done, we can be sure of winning the war for a better future.
“Now that Operation Amotekun has come to stay, many of our members that came from abroad, across the 87 countries, where Oodua Progressives Union is presently located, are happy that the South West is safe for them.
“They can know leverage on this new opportunity to bring investors into the country.
“It is not enough to have them abroad.
“It is good and ideal if they can come back home, bring investors that can help develop the South West for us.”