Abdulsalami, Jonathan, others present at state police dialogue

Written by on April 22, 2024

Former military head of state, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar, rtd, ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan and retired catholic archbishop, John Onaiyekan, are currently deliberating on state policing.


The dialogue, organised by the office of the speaker of the house of representatives, is the beginning of deliberations on the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (alteration) bill 2023 (establishment of state police) sponsored by the deputy speaker of the house of representatives, Benjamin Kalu and 13 others.


The bill is designed to improve public safety and boost law enforcement in Nigeria by decentralising the police


The proposal in the bill provides for state police alongside the federal police and outlines a constitutional framework for states that choose to establish and maintain their service.

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