Speakers of Nigerian State Houses of Assembly Back Efforts for State Policing

Speakers of the 36 Houses of Assembly in Nigeria have voiced their support for the ongoing efforts by the National Assembly to amend the 1999 constitution to enable the establishment of state policing. This resolution was reached at the conclusion of their meeting held in Abuja.

The move comes amidst discussions in the Senate and House of Representatives to amend several constitutional provisions, including those related to state police, financial autonomy for local government, fiscal federalism, and mayoral status for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The support from the Speakers of the State Houses of Assembly signals a significant step towards addressing the security challenges facing Nigeria. The establishment of state police is seen as a crucial measure to enhance security and law enforcement at the grassroots level, where local dynamics often require tailored approaches.

Further details on the specific amendments and the progress of the ongoing constitutional review process will be provided shortly.

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