A bill to amend the Nigerian Constitution to accommodate state and community policing was on Thursday introduced on the floor of the Senate.
The bill, which was sponsored by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and 75 other senators is titled, “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Alteration) Bill, 2018”. It was read for the first time on Thursday.
At the conclusion of 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 instructed its Constitution Review Committee to set in motion a machinery to amend the Constitution to accommodate the creation of State Police.
Calls the creation of state police escalated in recent months with rising incidences of mass killings in many parts of the country.