36 State Houses of Assembly declare support for State Police

Olabode AfurewajuMay 19, 20242 min

The speaker of the Oyo House of Assembly and conference chairman signed the communique which declared that State Police would check the negative trend of insecurity in the country.

The speakers of the 36 state houses of assembly have declared their support to the national assembly’s ongoing process of creating state police.

The speakers made their resolution known in a communique issued at the end of the meeting of the conference of speakers of state legislatures held in Abuja on Thursday.

Adebo Ogundoyin, Speaker of the Oyo House of Assembly and conference chairman signed the communique which declared that the State Police 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.

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The two chambers of the national assembly are working to amend some provisions of the 1999 constitution to include items such as State Police.

OrderPaper recalls that last month, Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) had declared that Nigeria is not “mature” for state police.

However, Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information and National Orientation said President Bola Tinubu and the 36 state governors have agreed on the concept’s modalities revealing further that a series of meetings would take place to determine the workability of a decentralised police force.

Olabode Afurewaju

A graduate of political science and international relations with a flare for public relations and a Youth Reporter of the 2024 United Nations Civil Society Conference.

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