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36 HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SPEAKER BACKS CREATION OF STATE POLICE

todayMay 17, 2024 3

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The speakers of Nigeria’s 36 state houses of assembly have supported the ongoing process by the National assembly to create state police.

The speakers made their resolution known through an official statement issued at the end of the meeting of the conference of speakers of state legislatures held in Abuja.

The communique which was made available to reporters was signed by Conference Chairman and Oyo State Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin.

The speakers said state policing would check the negative trend of insecurity in the country “To achieve this, the Conference appeals to the National Assembly, Presidency and other relevant Stakeholders to leverage on the ongoing constitution review exercise,” the communique reads.

Recall that the inspector-general of police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, rejected the proposal saying that Nigeria is not “mature” for state police.

The federal government On February 15, set up a committee to explore the creation of state police in the country.

Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information and National Orientation, said President Bola Tinubu and Governors have agreed on modalities for the concept.

The Minister added that a series of meetings would take place to determine the workability of a decentralized police force.

Written by: Almond News

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