National Dialogue on State Policing: President Tinubu is committed to listening to the affairs of the nation –  VP Shettima

National Dialogue on State Policing: President Tinubu is committed to listening to the affairs of the nation – VP Shettima

National Dialogue on State Policing: President Tinubu is committed to listening to the affairs of the nation – VP Shettima

Nigeria President is said to be committed to listening to affairs of the nation. This was made known by President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, at the one-day National Dialogue on State Policing today in Abuja.
President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, was represented by Kashim Shettima, the Vice President of Nigeria.

According to him, the government is aware of the insecurity in the country and is committed to listening to affairs of the nation. “
He expressed his appreciation to the organiser of the national dialogue on state policing and call on key stakeholders to harness constructive criticism.
Adding that the President is willing to build a more secured Nigeria.

In his goodwill message, Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON, ably represented by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator (Dr) Barau I Jibrin said “today, we have the power to transform our security architecture and create a Nigeria where every citizen feels safe and protected, regardless of his or her status, religion, tribe, location or background.”

“Inspired by the vision and leadership of our President, Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, His Excellency Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR. I dare to believe that we, gathered here, under the leadership of Mr. President, have what it takes to overcome the challenges that lie before us and build a nation that is strong, united, and secure. The concept of state police has been a topic of debate for many years. It is a complex issue with no easy answers. But today, courtesy of the House of Representatives, we have the opportunity to engage in a national dialogue, to listen to the voices of our fellow citizens, and to forge a path towards a more secure Nigeria. Let us seize this opportunity with open hearts and open minds. Let us listen to one another, learn from one another, and work together to find common ground.
Delivering the keynote address, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Ph.D., Speaker, House of Representatives, said “the President’s commitment to overhauling and transforming the Nigeria Police Force into a modern, professional and accountable institution is evident and commendable. Earlier this year, the President and State Governors opened up the conversation on “the possibility of setting up State Policing.” As noted by national and international commentators, this marks a seismic shift in approach by the government.”
“As you may recall, the President had set up a Constitutional Review Committee in 2023, comprising the National Security Adviser, Chairman of the Police Service Commission, and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum to make recommendations towards “comprehensive” police reforms, particularly because no extensive and systematic reforms had taken place in the Nigerian Police Force since its creation in 1861. Recent attempts, including the Police Repeal and Re-enactment Act of 2020, and the Police Trust Fund Act of 2019, were significant first steps but not nearly as far-reaching as necessary. Therefore, this forum is the House’s effort to support the vision of the President and further the discussion on police reforms and multi-level policing.” Abbas said

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