House moves to remove ‘force’ from Police official title
A bill to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to remove the word “Force” from the Nigeria Police Force passed second reading in the House of Representatives.The objective of the bill is to delete the word “Force” from the Nigeria Police Force to read “Nigeria Police.”
The bill was unanimously adopted by the House when put to vote by Speaker Aminu Tambuwal.
Leading debate on the general principles of the bill, Rep. Jagaba Adams (PDP-Kaduna), said the word affects the behavior of people, and this could be the reason why the police use force most times.
Rep. Yakubu Balogun (ACN-Lagos) said the word should be expunged from the Nigeria police, while Rep. Arua Arunsi (PDP -Abia) said the word was not in tandem with the saying that “The police is your friend.”
Reps Emmanuel Jime (PDP -Benue) and Eddie Mbadiwe (APGA-Imo) all spoke in favour of the bill.