Ekiti translates “Amotekun” law, others into Yoruba language

Governor Fayemi and Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ekiti State, Mr Wale Fapohunda
Governor Fayemi and Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ekiti State, Mr Wale Fapohunda

Ekiti State Ministry of Justice has translated six laws into Yoruba language.

This was aimed at making people of Ekiti State understand state laws.

Prominent among the laws is the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Law, 2019 establishing the Ekiti State Security Network Agency and “Amotekun’’ Corps to assist in maintaining law and order.

The Ekiti State (Transition) Law, 2019 to establish arrangements for the political transfer of administration from one democratically-elected governor to another, was also translated into Yoruba language.

Another is the Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence (Prohibition) Law, 2019, which repeals that of 2011 and incorporates the provisions of the Law to Prohibit Female Circumcision or Genital Mutilation in Ekiti State.

The Law to Protect the Rights of Widows, and the Violence against Persons (Prohibition) Act was also translated to Yoruba language.

The Ekiti State Sustainable Development Goals Law, 2019 to mainstream Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the workings of government and to raise awareness on SDGs was also translated.

Equally translated is the Ekiti State Property Protection (Anti-Land Grabbing) Law, 2019 prohibiting forceful entry, illegal occupation of landed properties, violent and fraudulent conducts in relation to landed properties and other related matters.

Mr Olalekan Suleiman, Special Assistant to the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice on Public Education and Media Communication, made this known in a statement issued on Monday in Ado Ekiti.

It stated that copies of the laws could be obtained from the Office of the Director, Law Review at the Ministry of Justice.


  1. Governor Fayemi, be a man and don’t sell Ekiti to Hausa/Fulani while they are using their kinsmen to kill your people and destroy their means of livelihood (Farm/Crops) with their cows.

    Fayemi, wake up and start the implementation of Anti Open Grazing Bill Law that had being in existence to protect your people and their farms from the murderous Fulani men, your friendship with El – Rufai and Sultan of Sokoto will bring nothing at the end of the day.

    Allow Amotekun to now deal with herdmen destroying farmer crops in Ekiti, start the implementation of the Anti Open Grazing Bill law and let your people sleep well.

    It is only God that made men, asking former Emir of Kano as the Pro Chancellor of Ekiti state University because you think North will make you President is a huge lost venture.

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