During a senate section on Wednesday, the Nigerian Senate passed the Police Reform Bill, 2019 (SB.663) after the consideration of the report of the senate committee n Police Affairs.
The report was presented by Senator Tijjanj Kaura, while, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa seconded that the Senate considers the report of the Committee.
Senator Gbenga Ashafa told the parliament to look forward to what the Bill stands for and address the issues such as “welfare and the environment” in which police operatives work.
“Do they have enough for logistics? Do they have running funds to take care of fuel or even stationaries? We need to focus on the Police Trust Fund as an Intervention,” Ashafa asked.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki had ealier on described the bill as a very important one and it will address how the police will be reformed.
Saraki said: “Since the formulation in 1943, the original Bill has not undergone a review. We still know where we should go ideally but until we get there, let us address how we should reform the police.”
After the Senate dissolved into the Committee of the Whole for the clause by clause consideration of the bill, it was read a third time and passed.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bhGM3LBXWU]