Nigerian Senate proposes four-year single term for IGP’s

Nigerian Senate proposes four-year single term for IGP’s

- The Nigerian Senate has considered a bill which stipulates a single four-year tenure for the IGP

- The bill titled Police Act CAP P19 LFN 2004 (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2020, was considered during plenary on Tuesday, July 7

- The bill was passed for the third time after a report of the Senate committee on police affairs was considered

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The Nigerian Senate has considered a bill that stipulates a single four-year tenure for the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The bill titled Police Act CAP P19 LFN 2004 (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2020”, was read for the third time and passed by the Senate during plenary on Tuesday, July 7, Premium Times reported.

Nigerian Senate proposes four year single term for IGP’s

The Senate said the four-year tenure prescribed by the bill would give stability to the office of the IGP. Credits: Photo collage from Senate Facebook page/Daily Post
Source: UGC

The lawmakers said the four-year tenure prescribed by the bill would give stability to the office of the IGP.

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Among other provisions of the bill include making appointments and removal the IGP from office subject to the advice of the police council.

The bill was passed after a report of the Senate committee on police affairs was considered.

The proposed law would be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence before being forwarded to the president for assent.

In another report, the Olowu of Kuta, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama and coalition of civil society organizations have advocated for synergy among the security agencies in order to defeat Boko Haram and other criminal elements across Nigeria.

Olowu, who addressed the media after an interface with the civil society organizations in Lagos on Monday, July 6, said there’s need for synergy and intelligence sharing among the security agencies in order to always nip in the bud any form of crisis that will result to national upheaval.

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The event was in commemoration with the 2020 Nigerian Army Day celebration.

Reading the 10 points communique after the meeting, the monarch stated that there’s need for confidence-building between the army and the civil populace in order to flush out miscreants and other undesirable elements from communities across the country.

He, however, stressed the need for effective and efficient communication by the army hierarchy in achieving the objective. Olowu also counselled that civil society organisations and the army's relationship should be strengthened, adding that there is a need for synergy for the sake of perception management

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