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House proposes 4 years tenure for IGP office

The House of Representatives is proposing a four-year tenure for the holder of the office of Inspector General of Police (IGP).

At a public hearing on the bill to strengthen the police service commission and a bill for the establishment of the National Institute for Police Studies, the sponsor of the bill,  Yusuf Gadgi reiterated the resolve of the House towards statutory reforms of the Police Force and other urgent areas of intervention.

This according to the Lawmaker, is with a view to make the police function better, including recruitment, training, funding and operational priorities.

Mr Gagdi, observed that there was no bottleneck on the issue of four-year tenure for the holder of the Inspector General of Police, as well as issue bothering on gender disparity against women on the appointment of IGP.

Ibrahim Shehu

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