Speakers of the State Legislatures of Nigeria, have canvassed for the inclusion of Community Policing and State Police in the ongoing constitutional review in the country to effectively tackle the insecurity bedeviling the country.
This is contained in a communique issued at the end of the second quarter (2021) General Meeting of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria held on the 26th June, 2021, at the Event Ce ter, Asaba, Delta State.
The communique signed by signed
Rt. Hon Abubakar Y. Suleiman, Chairman Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, commended and appreciated the efforts of the Executive Governor of Delta State Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi A. Okowa and the Rt Hon Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly Rt Hon (Chief) Sheriff Oborevwori for hosting the meeting to discuss a wide range of issues affecting the nation;
Accordingly to the communique, “Conference, again, decries the spate of insecurity in the Country; and while commending the Federal Government on its efforts at fighting the insecurity in the Country, the Conference calls on the major stakeholders to use the instrumentality of the ongoing Review of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to accommodate Community Policing and State Police in the country to effectively tackle the insecurity bedeviling the country.”
“The Conference commends the Governors that have commenced the implementation of the financial autonomy in their states while urging the other state governors to follow suite as agreed in the Memorandum of Action signed by all the Stakeholders.”
“The Conference also calls on all the state Houses of assembly to pass Funds Management Bill for Assent of the Governors within the Fourty-Five (45) days window as agreed to by all the Stakeholders.”