House of Representatives to Host National Dialogue on Security and State Police

The House of Representatives, in collaboration with the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), FCDO/UKAID, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will convene a One-Day National Dialogue on Security and State Police.

A statement signed by Hon Akin Rotimi Junior Chairman House Committee on Media and Publicity stated that the primary objective of this Dialogue is to facilitate a comprehensive national discussion on the merits and challenges of State Police, with a focus on aggregating citizens’ views and perspectives.
The event also aims to propose a model(s) as well as institutional and legal frameworks for the effective implementation of state policing in Nigeria.

Aligned with the Legislative Agenda of the 10th Assembly House of Representatives, which seeks to develop legislative measures to address the prevailing security challenges in Nigeria, this Dialogue complements the president’s ongoing efforts to reform and strengthen the country’s security architecture for optimal performance.
Event Details:

– Date: Monday, 22nd April 2024
– Venue: Abuja Continental Hotel (Former Sheraton Hotel & Towers)
– Time:9:00 am
Distinguished Guests:
– Special Guest of the House: Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, GCFR, President, Commander-in-Chief Federal Republic of Nigeria
– Guest of Honour: H.E. Senator Godwill Akpabio, CON, President of the Senate
– Chairmen of Sessions: H.E. Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria; H.E. Abdulsalami Abubakar, GCFR, Former Head of State, Federal Republic of Nigeria
– Invited Guests: All State Governors, Diplomatic Community, and All Citizens of Nigeria
– Host: Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, PhD., Speaker, House of Representatives
Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, PhD., Speaker of the House of Representatives, emphasized the urgency of the National Dialogue, stating, “Insecurity in Nigeria demands urgent action and collective responsibility.
The National Dialogue on Security and State Police provides a crucial platform for us to come together, engage in constructive dialogue, and propose actionable solutions.

“Let us seize this opportunity to strengthen our security architecture and ensure the safety and well-being of all Nigerians.”, he said.