Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Lagos Assembly renews call for state police

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Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday renewed its clamour for the establishment of a state policing system in the aftermath of the carnage visited on the state last week.

The members, during a special sitting to review the violence that resulted in the attack on government infrastructure, the palace of the Oba of Lagos and private establishments, resolved to call on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to give a nod to this demand.

The lawmakers set up an ad-hoc committee chaired by Deputy Speaker Wasiu Eshilokun-Sanni, to relate with the victims of the attacks as they promised to work with the executive arm in rebuilding the state.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa urged the government to empower and strengthen the Neighbourhood Safety Corps with the paraphernalia of security outfits.