The Imo State House of Assembly on Friday, May 14, 2021 enacted a law to establish the state security organization.
The Deputy Majority Leader and member representing Ehime-Mbano State Constituency, Emeka Nduka, presented the bill at the emergency sitting of the House.
Nduka stressed the need to beef up security network in the state, adding that the passage of the bill into law will go a long way in bringing the security situation in the state to the barest minimum.
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He urged members to give their support to the passage of the bill as it is in the interest of Imo people.
“Take for instance the level of crisis witnessed in the state in recent times. This bill, as you all know, if passed into law, will confront the prevailing security situation in the state and restore the relative peace and tranquillity which was the hallmark of the state.“You will agree with me that other southeast states have established their state security organizations or outfits. Imo State should not be left out given the rising breakdown of law and order.”
The House gave accelerated hearing to ”The bill for a law to establish Imo security organization to assist in maintaining law and order in the state and other purposes thereto”, and eventually passed into law.
The speaker, Paul Emeziem, said the emergency sitting was necessary at a time when the state is faced with security issues.
The Imo State Assembly, like other Houses of Assembly in the country, have not been sitting following strike embarked upon by Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PSAN) which is seeking autonomy of the legislature.