Senate Backs Community Policing

In News 2020-01-28 13:41:19
Senate Backs Community Policing
Senate Backs Community Policing

By Fidel Oseghale

Senate has vowed to do everything possible to ensure effective community policing is introduced and implemented in the country. 

 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, in his welcome address on Tuesday maintained that Nigeria’s security architecture as currently constituted has failed totally in protecting lives of Nigerians.

 

The Senate President stressed that it has become imperative for the country to speedily seek solutions to fix the security problems in Nigeria. Consequently, the Senate said that it would summon the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to brief the Upper Chamber on the progress made so far.

 

Meanwhile, President Muhamadu Buhari has asked the Senate to recognize the Interim Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission.

 

President Buhari made the request in a letter which was read on the floor on Tuesday by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.  In the letter, President Buhari asked the lawmakers to recognize the Committee until the forensic audit of the accounts is completed.  The President approved that the NDDC Board be recomposed and inaugurated after the audit is completed.

 

According to the letter, “The Senate is invited to note that while the process of composition and Senate confirmation of the appointment of the board was ongoing, I had directed that the forensic audit of the commission be carried. Based on this and in other to allow for the uninterrupted process of the forensic investigation, the board appointment confirmed by the Senate is to be put on hold to allow the interim team continue to manage the commission pending the outcome of the forensic audit.”

 

The board, which was screened by the Senate on October 30, 2019, has not been inaugurated by the President, a situation that has raised a lot of dust from many stakeholders and groups in the Niger Delta region.

 

In a separate letter, President Buhari also sought the confirmation of Captain Musa Nuhu as Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. He also urged the Senate to confirm Kingsley Obiora as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The President in another letter asked the Upper Chamber to consider the nomination of Professor Adeolu Akande as Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission and on Uche Uwonde as member of the NCC board. 

 

The senate is invited to note that while the process of composition and Senate confirmation of the appointment of the board was ongoing, I had directed that the forensic audit of the commission be carried. Based on this and in other to allow for uninterrupted process of the forensic investigation, the board appointment confirmed by the Senate is to be put on hold to allow the interim team continue to manage the commission pending the outcome of the forensic audit.