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Restructuring: Senate Agrees To State Policing

Senate agrees to restructure Nigeria Police


Restructuring: Senate Agrees To State Policing

…Tasks FG on Implementation

Daily Post Reports that the Senate has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force.

This was contained in the recommendations of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Nigeria security, considered and approved at plenary on Tuesday.

The committee, inaugurated on January 29, was chaired by Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (APC Kebbi.)

Senate spokesperson, Ajibola Basiru, disclosed that the report urged the executive to direct the Ministry of Police Affairs and the Inspector General of Police to “decentralise the police command structure with operational and budgetary powers” vested in the zonal commands.

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Senate advised the federal government to set up zonal security advisory committees at each Zonal command to advise on the security challenges facing each zone.

Composition of the zonal advisory council as proposed include; Governors in the Zone; Zonal AIG of Police, State Commissioners of Police; State Directors of the Department of State Service; Zonal Immigration Officers; Zonal Customs Officers; and Representative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

Igotalkmymind: At least finally the National Assembly seem to have woken up to the cry of many Nigerians for the restructuring of the Country.

Although, we wish that they would take the bull by the horn and have a more holistic approach to restructuring Nigeria. Maybe starting with a wholesome review of and/or a complete rewrite of our Constitution should be the way to go.

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