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Senate approves establishment of institute of forensic investigation

The Senate has approved the establishment of the Chartered Institute of Forensic Investigative Professionals of Nigeria.

This was the sequel to the consideration and approval of the report of the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service by the senators during the plenary.

Presenting the report, the Chairman Senate Committee, on Establishment Public Service, Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau said that the Senate at one of its sitting considered the bill for second reading last month.

Which seeks to establish the Chartered Institute of Forensic Investigative Professionals of Nigeria.

According to Senator Shekarau, the objectives of the bill includes effective regulation, registration of members to acquire skills and knowledge to qualify to practice as forensic and investigative professionals and for related practice.

In his remarks, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan urged the new institute to provide the kind of services that would ensure that corruption in public and private sectors was identified and nipped in the bud.

Amaka Ene

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