A Bill for a law to establish the Delta State Community Security Corps Agency 2020 has been read the third time and passed by the State House of Assembly.
The third reading of the bill was sequel to a motion to that effect by by the Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhefere and adopted at Wednesday’s plenary of the house, presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sherrif Oborevwori.
The State legislature had at the Committee of Whole considered the report of the joint House Committees on Special Bills and Security Matters which had early scrutinized the bill.
The Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori who commended members for painstakingly working on the proposed law, said the thirty eight clause bill will help promote peace, security and good governance in the state.
The Delta State Community Security Corps Agency Bill which was forwarded to the Delta State House of Assembly two weeks ago by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, is aimed to establish a community based security outfit to assist in maintaining law and order in the state
The Majority Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon Tim Owhefere told newsmen after the passage of the bill that the problem of insecurity in the country is increasing by the day, and that any effort geared towards checking it must be supported by all critical stakeholders.
Hon Owhefere explained that the community based security agency will assist the Nigeria Police Force in policing the state, maintaining that the new security outfit will help in information and intelligence gathering which are necessary tools to curbing the rising cases of insecurity in the state.
The Majority Leader emphasized that insecurity has taken over the daily lives of the people, stating that the establishment of the State Community Security Corps Agency would help address the ugly development that had made life unbelievable in the state.