The federal government and the Southwest state governors have agreed to set up a legal framework to legalise the establishment of a regional security outfit, Operation Amotekun.
The agreement was reached after a closed door meeting presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo met the southwest Governors immediately after the expanded National Economic Council meeting which he presided over.
Also in attendance at the meeting was the minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Mr Malami had earlier opposed the security outfit which he referred to as”illegal”.
Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu told state house correspondents that the noise generated over the establishment of Amotekun was needless and now there is a middle ground is in the interest of all interested parties.
The attorney General of the federal refused to comment on the matter despite pressure from journalists but seemed satisfied with the outcome of the meeting.