Police Academy Bill set to be harmonised

Hon. Minister of Police Affairs - Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi

The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi recently set up a Committee saddled with the responsibility of addressing contentious areas of the Police Academy (Establishment Bill ), 2018 for a more invigorated and professional policing, in Nigeria.

While speaking at the inauguration ceremony that was held in Abuja, the Honourable Minister ably represented by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Maurice Nnamdi Mbaeri, said the inauguration of the Committee is as a result of the retreat organized by the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, in collaboration with the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre in Lagos, where contentious issues of the Bill were analyzed.

Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi explained that the Committee membership was carefully selected to reflect various stakeholders who were free to consult and engage others for all-inclusiveness. The Terms of Reference are as follows;

1. to carefully study the entire content of the Nigeria Police Academy (Establishment e.t.c) Bill 2018.

2. Obtain, collate and examine input from the various stakeholders regarding the Bill.

3. Obtain views and inputs, compare and contrast situations and circumstances from similar security training institutions such as Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA), Police Staff College, Jos (PSC) Police Anti-Terrorism School, Tai, Rivers State e.t.c.

4. Prepare and recommend a Harmonized Document out of the Nigeria Police Academy (Establishment e.t.c) Bill, 2018 for presentation to the Senate Committee on Police Affairs for further necessary action.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Haliru Dauda Jika, challenged the Committee to work expeditiously, bearing in mind, national interest at all times. He informed the Committee that as soon as they submit their report, a public hearing would be organized in respect of the Bill.

The Chairman and Commissioner, Police Service Commission, Barr. Tommy Mom, in his remark, expressed gratitude while pledging to deliver the report at the stipulated time.

The Committee members who are expected to submit their report in 2 weeks’ are as follows;

1. Barr. Tommy Mom, Commissioner, PSC – Chairman

2. Rep. Of Inspector General of Police – Member

3. Rep. Of Commandant (POLAC) – Member

4. Barr. Sani Abdulazeez – Member

5. Rep. Of SA to Mr. President on NASS Matters – Member

6. Ibrahim Nureni, Director (Legal) Ministry of Police Affairs – Member

7. Yahaya A. Muhammed, D(PRS) Ministry of Police Affairs – Member 8. Rep. Of CLEEN Foundation – Member

9. AIG J. Egbunike (Police Budget & Accounts) – Member

10. Zubairu Muhammed, Director (PSD), M PA – Member/Secretary

Odutayo Oluseyi
Head Press and Public Relations