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State’s 36 Assembly Speakers Endorse State Police

Speakers of the 36 Houses of Assembly across the country have endorsed ongoing work by the National Assembly to make provision for state policing in the nation’s constitution.

The speakers made their resolution known at the end of a meeting in Abuja on Thursday night.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, had rejected the call for state police because, according to him, Nigeria was not mature for the system.

However, the 36 Speakers of State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria expressed support for the establishment of state policing in a communiqué issued at the end of their general meeting on Thursday in Abuja.

The communiqué was signed it by the Conference’ Chairman, Adebo Ogundoyin.

He said the conference was in support of the establishment of state police to combat the deluge of security challenges facing the country.

“We also want state police to check the negative trend of insecurity in our country,” he said.

Ogundoyin appealed to the National Assembly, Presidency and other relevant stakeholders to leverage on the ongoing constitution review for national cohesion and development

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