Breaking: Senate passes police reform bill

Breaking: Senate passes police reform bill

The Nigerian Senate at a plenary on Wednesday, April 17, passed the police reform bill and it will be transmitted to the House of Representative for concurrence.

The fresh development was announced in a Twitter post available on official verified handle of Senate president.

Legit.ng recalls that the bill, which seeks to re-enact the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) act of 1943, passed the second reading at plenary session in July 2018 presided over by the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.

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If eventually consented by the lower chamber, the bill will help improve and further promote the service-oriented modern police that will meet globally acceptable standard suitable for a democratic setting.

The bill will also tackle the abuse of firearms and unchecked gross violation of fundamental human right by men of the police force, as they would be held accountable, especially in the areas of arrest and detention of persons.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senate on Wednesday, April 17, rejected a bill that wanted to stop the using of petrol cars and introduce electric cars in Nigeria by the year 2035.

Senators also rejected another separate bill that wanted to allow other Africans to get Nigerian citizenship.

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Source: Legit.ng

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