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Breaking: Senate Passes Police Reform Bill

Osagbemi Anthony

The Nigerian Senate at a plenary on Wednesday, April 17, passed the police reform bill.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the bill will be transmitted to the House of Representative for concurrence.

The police reform bill was sponsored by Senator Bala Na’Allah, representing Kebbi South Senatorial district.

According to him, the present structure of the Nigerian police will never give it the kind of effectiveness that it requires to secure the population of Nigeria.

He also said if reformed, the Nigerian police will begin to conform to international standards.

Meanwhile, at the plenary on Tuesday, Senator Dino Melaye drew the attention of the Senate to the incessant killing of innocent Nigerians by the Nigerian Police.

Reacting to Melaye’s comments, the Senate president said: “We have the police reform report coming in tomorrow to be considered and hopefully we should be able to go through it and pass the bill tomorrow.”

According to him, this bill will address some of the security concerns bedeviling the nation.

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