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 moved by the Majority Leader, Honourable Tim Owhefere and adopted at Wednesday’s plenary of the House, presided over by the Speaker, Honourable Sherrif Oborevwori.
The House had at the Committee of the Whole considered the report of the joint House Committees on Special Bills and Security Matters which had early scrutinized the bill.
The Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori, who commended members for painstakingly working on the Bill, said the law in the making would help promote peace, security and good governance in the state.
The Delta State Community Security Corps Agency Bill, which was transmitted to the Delta State House of Assembly two weeks ago by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, seeks 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, Honourable Tim Owhefere told newsmen after the passage of the bill that the problem of insecurity in the country was increasing by the day, and that any effort geared towards checking it must be supported by all critical stakeholders.
Owhefere explained that the community based security agency would assist the Nigeria Police Force in policing the state, maintaining that the new security outfit would help in information and intelligence gathering needed to curb the rising cases of insecurity in the state.