AGF Ought to Submit State Police Executive Bill to NASS—Enang

Senator Ita Enang, a lawmaker in the 7th National Assembly, has pleaded with President Bola Tinubu to prioritise the issue of state police. Enang has asked that Lateef Fagbemi, the Attorney General of the Federation, draft an executive bill on the subject and send it to the National Assembly so that it can be considered separately and expedited.

My recommendation for the president. According to the former presidential assistant, who made the statement on Sunday’s television programme, the constitutional amendment process should not be delayed any longer; neither should it be included in the agenda items to be addressed by the Senate or the joint session of the National Assembly.

“The President ought to order the Federation’s Attorney General to draft an executive bill and submit it to the National Assembly for consideration as an independent executive measure concerning state police,”

He suggested that the executive law clarify the roles of both the federal government and individual states’ police forces.

According to Enang, state police are the answer to Nigeria’s many security problems, including kidnapping and banditry, even if he was against the concept of creating them in the past due to his fear that governors would misuse them.

Now is the moment for us to willingly establish state police. The lawyer made the statement that the current food crisis is a problem with insecurity.

The former federal senator claims that the current situation warrants the President’s declaration of a national emergency due to its impact on the economy, particularly the food industry.

He suggested that Amotekun and Ebube-Agu, two state-owned security firms, be integrated into the state police force.

Once state police are established, Enang argues that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) should be disbanded since it adds needless agencies to the country’s security apparatus.

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