Senate: Police Service Commission Amendment Bill Passes Second Reading
A Bill for an Act to amend the Police Service Commission Act 2001 to strengthen it for effective oversight of the Nigeria Police Force and for other related matter, 2021 is read the second time before the senate.
The Nigerian Senate in a long thread on its official Twitter account on Wednesday, March 24 disclosed that the bill was read before the assembly again following support of the second reading by Senator Chukwuka Utazi.
In his remark, while commending the sponsor of the bill, Utazi said the bill was a very important amendment to ensure the police is well catered for. He said: “I rise to support the second reading of this Bill. I want to thank the sponsor of this Bill for coming forward with this very important amendment to make sure the Police is well catered for.”
Subsequently, the bill was read the second time and the senate referred to the Committee on Police Affairs to report back within four weeks
Naija News understands the PSC bill was one among many bills reviewed before the plenary on Wednesday.
See below a thread of the bills as shared on the micro-blogging platform of the Nigerian senate.
A Bill for an Act to amend the Police Service Commission Act 2001 to strengthen it for effective oversight of the Nigeria Police Force & for other related matter, 2021 (SB. 580) is read the Second Time & referred to the Committee on Police Affairs to report back within four weeks
— The Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) March 24, 2021
Meanwhile, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has been warned by the global head of Ifa priests, otherwise referred to as Araba Agbaye, Chief Owolabi Aworeni against a bill that could cause violence in the state.
Naija News reports that the governor was called to order in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, March 23.