JUST IN: Jonathan, Abdulsalami, Others Present As Dialogue Begins On State Policing

Several prominent figures, including former Nigeria’s military Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), ex-PresidentGoodluck Jonathan, and retired Catholic Archbishop John Onaiyekan, have convened in Abuja for a national dialogue onstate policing....READ FULL ARTICLE

Naija News reports that the event, organized by the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, marks the commencement of discussions on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (alteration) bill 2023 (Establishment of State Police).

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This bill, sponsored by Deputy Speaker Benjamin Kalu and 13 others, aims to enhance public safety and reinforce law enforcement in Nigeria by decentralising the police force.

It proposes the inclusion of state police alongside the federal police, providing a constitutional framework for states interested in establishing and maintaining their law enforcement agencies.

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The PUNCH quoted Kalu as saying in his opening remark,“The bill aims to clarify the scope of the powers and responsibilities of the federal and state police and to provide for their funding and oversight.”...READ FULL ARTICLE

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