The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has called for the reform of the Nigeria Police Force following the protest over their brutality on citizens.
He called for the removal of bad personalities that are spoiling the reputation of the security agency.
Gbajabiamila called for the reform in Abuja when he declared open a public hearing on the Police Service Commission Act (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill 2020 and the National Institute for Police Studies (Establishment) Bill 2020.
He, however, acknowledged that there are good police officers.
The PSC Act amendment bill is an outcome of the nationwide #EndSARS protests that made the lawmakers create several reforms for the police force.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi; Chairman, PSC, DIG Musiliu Smith (retd.); Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; and representatives of the service chiefs were present at the event.
In his opening remarks, Chairman of the committee, Usman Kumo, urged the stakeholders to collaborate with the lawmakers in creating a viable law for the police.
Meanwhile, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia has described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as the worst administration Nigeria ever had since its independence in 1960.
Lamenting over the security situation in the country, Malafia said Nigerians have never witnessed a high level of insecurity as they are currently experiencing under Buhari’s government.
Comparing the current government with the previous ones, he insisted that the regime of the late military head of state, Sani Abacha outmatched the current government.