The bill seeking to create a separate, independent police force for each of the 36 states of Nigeria today passed a second reading at the floor of the Federal House of Representatives.
According to House of Representatives speaker Yakubu Dogara:
"During plenary today, bills were presented for second and third reading respectively. Different motions were also adopted.
"Some of the bills which were passed include A Bill for an Act to Amend the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure Act (2004), A Bill for an Act to repeal the Recovery of Public Property (Special Provisions) Act (2004), and A Bill for an Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, to provide for the Establishment of State Police and to Ensure Effective Community Policing in Nigeria, and for other related matters.
"Motions adopted include those on the need to complete the construction of Boyi Small Earth Dam, Madallah and Sabon Wuse water reservoir in Suleja, Tafa and Gurara Federal Constituency of Niger State, another on the need to address the problem of casualization and outsourcing of jobs and its socio-economic consequences, and a call on manufacturers of cell phones, electronics and electrical appliances to establish factories in Nigeria, among others."