JUST IN: Abdulsalami, Jonathan, others attend state police dialogue

Former Nigeria’s army Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan and retired Catholic Archbishop, John Onaiyekan are a number of the eminent personalities at present gathered in Abuja for a nationwide dialogue on state policing, on Monday.

Organised by the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the dialogue is the start of deliberations on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (alteration) invoice 2023 (Establishment of State Police) sponsored by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu and 13 others.

The invoice is designed to enhance public security and strengthen legislation enforcement in Nigeria by decentralising the police. The proposal within the invoice offers for state police alongside the federal police and descriptions a constitutional framework for states that select to determine and preserve their service.

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In his welcome deal with, Kalu who chairs the House Constitution Review Committee famous that the invoice “aims to clarify the scope of the powers and responsibilities of the federal and state police, and to provide for their funding and oversight.”

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Dirisu Yakubu

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