INSECURITY: Respite For Deltans As DTHA Passes Security Bill To Law

The efforts by the members of the Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA), to see that Deltans and other residents sleep with two eyes closed seemed to be yielding positive results.

The House on Wednesday 22nd July 2020, passed the State Community Security Corps Agency Bill to into law after it scaled through third reading at plenary on the floor of the House.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, who presided over plenary said that the passage of the Bill, was the right step in the right direction as the State would join other States that has passed similar laws in addressing the high level of insecurity in the country.

“At the committee of the whole, the Bill was considered clause by clause, section by section with germane contributions and amendments were proposed by members and were considered by all” he said.

The Speaker said: “Distinguished colleagues I congratulate all of us for the professonalism shown in the passage of this Bill. It will no doubt improve the security Archetecture of the state, that will further protect the life and properties of all Deltans”.

He thanked the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for his response in addressing the various security challenges in the state.

Earlier, during plenary, the lawmakers received the report of the House Committee on Peace and Security on a Bill for a law to provide Security for public safety, Detection and prevention of crime in public places, and for other matters connected there with.

Presenting the report on the floor of the House, the chairman of the Committee Hon. Asupa Peter Forteta, Member representing Burutu I Constituency, disclosed that in line with the mandate given to the Committee, it met severally and scruntinized the Bill clause by clause, and owing to the covid-19 protocols, the Committee had to make online conference meeting with stakeholders with a view to soliciting their Input and recommendations which were of great assistance to the Committee.

He revealed that the Committee have produced the Bill with proposed amendments there in attached to the report as an annexure.

On receiving the report, the Majority Leader, Hon. Barr. Tim Kome Owhefere, moved that the report be received by the Honorable House for further consideration and was seconded by Hon. Anthony E. Elekeokwuri, member representing Ika north east.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, differed the Bill to Tuesday 28th July 2020, to the Committee of the whole for final deliberation.


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