The Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has declared that the ninth Home is dedicated to overhauling policing in Nigeria.
The Speaker said that Nigerians are frightened of police than criminals.
Gbajabiamila said this in his opening remarks on the resumption of the Home following a two-month vacation.
He counseled the President for signing the police reform act into regulation. He added that the Nigeria Police power as presently constituted had failed to fulfill expectations of Nigerians.
“Two weeks in the past, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, signed the Police Reform Act into regulation. The Act is the primary vital reform effort in a technology. It’s the starting and never the tip of such measures. The Nigeria Police Drive, because it presently operates, has too lengthy and too usually failed to fulfill the expectations of the Nigerian individuals.
“In lots of components of our nation, persons are extra afraid of encounters with the police than they’re of criminals.
“That’s not proper, and we will now not stand for it. There might be, on this ninth Home of Representatives, additional laws to enhance police efficiency throughout the board and to introduce mechanisms for particular person and collective accountability within the Nigeria Police Drive. Our goal is nothing wanting a complete overhaul of the tradition and apply of policing in Nigeria,” he said.
The Speaker additionally mentioned the Home has commenced work on the armed forces belief fund.
“In the identical vein, we’ve begun, and we’ll expedite work on the Armed Forces Belief Fund Invoice in order that within the shortest potential time, we will finalise and cross laws that ensures as soon as and for all that the sources we have to defend the homeland are by no means on the mercy of politics or adjustments in coverage or personnel.”