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 Creation Of State Police Bill Passes First Reading 

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The Constitution Amendment Bill That Allows For Creation Of State Police Has Passed Its First Reading.

A bill seeking an amendment to the Nigerian Constitution to accommodate creation of state Police has been Presentation before the National Assembly Today

The bill, titled,“Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Alteration) Bill, 2018”, was sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and 75 other senators.

After its first reading, Mr Ekweremadu expressed his hope the bill will be read for the second time and sent for public hearing as soon as possible.

The Senate had on July 4 directed its Constitution Review Committee to put in motion a machinery to amend the Constitution to allow for the creation of State Police.

It had also resolved to call on security agencies to stop involving themselves in the politics of the nation.

Calls for state police have grown in recent months with rising incidences of mass killings in many parts of the country.

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