Bill Seeking To Establish Community Police Passes Second Reading At Senate

Nigerian Senate Chamber

A bill seeking to establish community police has scaled the second reading on floor of the Nigerian senate.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after the plenary session on Thursday, Haliru Jika, chairman, senate committee on police, stated that the bill would also address deficiencies in pension, living conditions and weaponry among other issues.

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Kogi west lawmaker, Smart Adeyemi in his reaction to the new bill stated that effective policing can only be achieved by community system of policing.

His words:

“Effective policing must be community based. What we have at present was what was put in place by colonial masters and inherited by the military,” Adeyemi said.

“This bill will equally address the challenge of community policing that we are talking about.”

The bill was adopted after Senate President Ahmad Lawan put it to voice vote.