The Kano State House of Assembly has joined the calls for the creations of State Police, saying it must be done if truly government means to tackle the insecurity facing the country.
The Assembly in a communique issued at the end of its retreats and signed by the Speaker, Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari also called for the Amendment of the 1999 Constitution to allow the speedy creation of the state police and other necessary local security outfits.
The lawmakers asked the executive to step up efforts to amend the 1999 Constitution to enable the creation of state police and other security outfits to address the current insecurity challenges in the country
The lawmakers also called for the devolution of powers to States and Local Governments and promised that necessary steps will be taken to strengthen the Internal Audit Unit of the House and ensure regular capacity building of the staff of the office.
The Speaker of the House, Chidari said the underlining objectives of the retreat was to acquaint members of their role and political will to curb the menace of current insecurity in the nation.
The House asked that the Legislative budget and research office be revived and strengthened to help provide summarised statistical data of proposed bills and motions as well as an easy understanding of budget documents to the Honourable House and the staff of the House.