House of Reps take big decision on Nigerian police

Nigeria’s House of Representatives approved the establishment of state police in all 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory 

The approval of state police was contained in a bill seeking to alter Section 214 of the constitution to provide for establishment of state and community police in the country 


The bill has passed second reading in the House


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On Tuesday, September 27, Nigeria’s House of Representatives approved the establishment of state police in the 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

According to Vanguard, the approval of state police was contained in a bill seeking to alter Section 214 of the constitution to provide for establishment of state and community police in the country which passed second reading in the House.

The Bill also seeks to replace the word “force” with “service” in its nomenclature.

The sponsor of the bill, Dada Awoyele, speaking in his lead debate, said that there was urgent need for an amendment to the 1999 Constitution to allow the government establishment of a state police in all the states.

According to him, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) as presently constituted was highly centralized and very far away from the people, adding that the alteration had become necessary given the rate of insecurity in the country.


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