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Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by dre11(m): 7:12pm On Jul 12
…Bill scale first reading



Posted By: Onyedi Ojiabor, A



The Senate Thursday took steps to unbundle the Police as a Bill aimed at amending Section 214 of the 1999 Constitution, (as amended), which deals with the Force establishment, scaled first reading.

The Bill was listed against the name of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who is also chairman, Senate ad-hoc committee on review of the constitution.

The proposed constitutional amendment is entitled: “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Alteration) Bill, 2018 (SB.694) First Reading.

After the adoption of the first reading of the Bill, Ekweremadu explained: “The Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution has fulfilled its mandate. Now the Bill has been taken for the first time. I am sure that as soon as possible, we will take the Second Reading and probably send it to public hearing through the committee so that we fast-track it as directed by the Senate.”

The plan to amend the Section 214 of the Constitution to accommodate the creation of State Police and Community policing was proposed last week by Ekweremadu.
The amendment is essentially aimed at creating state and community police to complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police.

It is generally believed that the Police as presently constituted have proven to be ineffective, especially in the face of daunting security challenges in parts of the country.

Senator Solomon Adeola (Lagos State) formally moved the motion last week, when the Senate considered a motion on recent killings in Plateau and other states.
The Constitution Review Committee was mandated to submit a copy of the bill within two weeks.

Senate President Bukola Saraki promised that the bill will be given speedy consideration to enable President Muhammadu Buhari assent it before the expiration of the administration.

Findings showed that the Bill seeks to establish The Federal Police and State Police, while also creating the National Police Service Commission, National Police Council and State Police Service Commission for the states.

The Federal Police, according to the Bill, shall “be responsible for the maintenance of public security, preservation of public order and security of persons and property throughout the federation”, and “provide state policing for any state that is unable to operate a State Police until such a time that a State Police is established by the House of Assembly of that state”.

The Bill proposes the appointment of the Commissioner of Police of a state by the governor on the advice of the National Police Service Commission and subject to confirmation of the House of Assembly, while the term of office of the Commissioner of Police shall be for a period of five years only or until he attains a retirement age prescribed by law, whichever is earlier.

“The governor or such other Commissioner of the Government of the State as he may authorise in that behalf may give to the Commissioner of Police such lawful directions with respect to the maintenance and securing of public safety and public order as he may consider necessary, and the Commissioner of Police shall comply with those directions or cause them to be complied with.

“Provided that where the Commissioner of Police feels that any order given under this subsection is unlawful or contradicts general policing standards or practice, he may request that the matter be referred to the State Police Service Commission for review and the decision of the State Police Service Commission shall be final, the Bill proposes.

Also, whereas a Commissioner of Police of a state may be removed on the grounds of misconduct, serious breach of policing standards, conviction by a court of law or tribunal, indictment by a judicial body or tribunal for corruption, participation in political activities, among others, such removal must be approved by two-thirds majority of the State House of Assembly.

It goes on to propose that an “Act of the National Assembly may prescribe a bi-annual certification review of the activities of State Police by the National Police Service Commission to ensure they meet up with approved national standards and guidelines of policing and their operations do not undermine national integrity, promote ethnic, tribal or sectional agenda or marginalise any segment of the society within the state”.

Also, the National Police Service Commission shall comprise representatives of the National Human Rights Commission, Public Complaints Commission, Labour, Nigeria Bar Association, Nigeria Union of Journalists, and the Attorney-General of each state, in addition to six retired police officers not below the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police as well as Chairman to be confirmed by the Senate.

In the same vein, the State Police Service Commission shall comprise a representative of the Federal Government appointed by the National Police Service Commission, two members to be appointed by the National Human Rights Commission who must be indigenes of the respective states, a representative of the Public Complaints Commission, one representative of the Labour appointed by the Chairman of the state chapter, a representative of the NBA, and a representative of the NUJ. Others are three retired police officers to be appointed by the Governor from each senatorial district and the Commission Chairman whom must all be confirmed by the State House of Assembly.

The Bill further provides that the State Police Service Commission shall be responsible for, among others, recommending the appointment of a Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police, and Assistant Commissioner of Police to the National Police Service Commission in addition to appointment, discipline, and removal of members of the state police below the rank of the Assistant Commissioner of Police.

The National Police Service Commission, on the other hand, shall be responsible for the appointment of persons to offices (other than the office of the Inspector-General of Police) in the Federal Police Service; and exercising disciplinary control over members of the Federal Police; recommending to the Governor of a State the appointment of the Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Assistant Commissioners of Police of State Police.

It will also be responsible for recommending to the governor the discipline and removal of the Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Assistant Commissioner of Police of State Police as well as supervising the activities of Federal and State Police and prescribing standards for all police forces in the country in training, criminal intelligence data bases, forensic laboratories and render assistance to the State Police in areas as may be requested by such State Police.


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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Zimmermann: 7:17pm On Jul 12
Gud move...I dedicate my first ever FTC to de bundling of the terrorist pig in Aso rock back to futa jalon grin

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Nackzy: 7:24pm On Jul 12
Nigeria is like a sinking ship, nothing is working

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by omowolewa: 7:26pm On Jul 12
They should consider all risks that can backlash.

Issues of state boundaries
Geopolitical alliance if the states desire
State Prison Service
Management of security information
Class of ammunition procurable by state police forces.
Human Right issues and the likes should be considered.

Nice bills

Senate President Bukola Saraki promised that the bill will be given speedy consideration to enable President Muhammadu Buhari assent it before the expiration of the administration.

BandAid:
They should also state the respective roles of State and Federal police, their jurisdictions, powers and limitations. Otherwise, there would be internal rivalries and wranglings between the two which could lead to nonperfomance and danger.

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Kamanuozuzu: 7:31pm On Jul 12
#TheZooMustFall We told u!

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by RussianKGB: 7:34pm On Jul 12
This is a welcome development as it will ensure effective policing of states and better protection of lives and properties.

Also it will help check/curb excessive abuse of the police force by the high-handed executive arm of government.

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Shukuakukobambi: 7:40pm On Jul 12
Good. Now we will all have the chance to reenact apartheid police state in our various states.

The governors can now do what gej and buhari and all of them have done.

Imagine fayose with his police, wike with his police, yahaya Bello with his police (Dino are you there?), Amosun with his police likewise el-rufai cheesy

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Richiez(m): 7:41pm On Jul 12
Brilliant
Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by GOFRONT(m): 7:42pm On Jul 12
Good one........#ENDSARSTOO
#UNBUNDLESARSTOO

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Blakjewelry(m): 7:46pm On Jul 12
long overdue can't wait for it to come to reality, and they should set up a police of the police like the internal affairs they have in the us

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Juliusmalema: 7:51pm On Jul 12
Ekweremmadu is good..........


I love his courage.

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Dedetwo(m): 7:55pm On Jul 12
The senate should also consider the need to all states to decide if citizens of the each state should legally bear arms.

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by petkoffdrake2(m): 7:55pm On Jul 12
Mtcheew! sad





Hit like if you skip reading all those gibberish up there, hit share if otherwise

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Olujoe1(m): 7:55pm On Jul 12
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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by israelmao(m): 7:57pm On Jul 12
It will be a welcome development if governors themselves take undue advantage of it as being experienced now at the federal level.
Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by kaorama(m): 7:58pm On Jul 12
Fast please. Long overdue

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by LordofNaija: 7:58pm On Jul 12
grin I'm Supritendent Sampson from LAPD. My people abeg na lAgos police I dey o. No be that one for movies

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Homeboiy: 7:58pm On Jul 12
I don't understand the word UNBUNDLE used in this write up

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Hagadada: 7:59pm On Jul 12
Okay oo
Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by faridpac2(m): 7:59pm On Jul 12
Zimmermann:
Gud move...I dedicate my first ever FTC to de bundling of the terrorist pig in Aso rock back to futa jalon grin
why ppl always want insult ppl this is not civilization

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by BabaIbo: 8:00pm On Jul 12
OK o
Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by FatherJP(m): 8:01pm On Jul 12
dre11:




Senate President Bukola Saraki promised that the bill will be given speedy consideration to enable President Muhammadu Buhari assent it before the expiration of the administration.







http://thenationonlineng.net/senate-moves-to-unbundle-police-2/










All hands on deck to get this mission done and dusted. Kick him back to Daura.
Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Nairalandmentor(m): 8:02pm On Jul 12
Daris good.
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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by DonDemu(m): 8:02pm On Jul 12
Dem been bundle them like this?

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by princeade86(m): 8:02pm On Jul 12
ok
Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by tunwumi: 8:02pm On Jul 12
Commissional of police to report Governor to state police service commission? When the Governor pays both and can starve them of funds.

Pure waste

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by BruncleZuma: 8:03pm On Jul 12
grin grin grin grin
Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by naijacentric(m): 8:03pm On Jul 12
Why is it dat this guys are silent on poverty in d land when we know dats the root of most problems in dis country

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by Jethrolite(m): 8:04pm On Jul 12
Bad idea. FSARS was a great police invention until it became the public nuisance it is today.

Governors are going to abuse it in ways we can not yet imagine.

These governors that can not pay workers, where will they see money to pay these new sets of gun wielding civil servants. This is a recipe for disaster.

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by loveth360(f): 8:05pm On Jul 12
I dont know why my boyfriend is still supporting apc.
Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by bewla(m): 8:05pm On Jul 12
Zimmermann:
Gud move...I dedicate my first ever FTC to de bundling of the terrorist pig in Aso rock back to futa jalon grin
u c why it does not hut to insult any how u are what

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Re: Senate Moves To Unbundle Police by salbis(m): 8:05pm On Jul 12
kk

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