The House of Representatives has passed for second reading, a bill seeking to amend the 1999 Constitution to allow creation of state police and legalise regional security outfits.
The current police system will be decentralised by moving police from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent List.
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Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Onofiok Luke sponsored the bill.
He stated that in the explanatory note that the bill seeks to alter the Constitution “to provide for state police and other state government security services to enhance security and preservation of lives and properties in Nigeria.”