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Reps pass bill to establish security coordination agency for 2nd reading

The House of Representatives has passed a bill for the second reading for the establishment of a National Security Coordination Centre in the country for…

The House of Representatives has passed a bill for the second reading for the establishment of a National Security Coordination Centre in the country for all security agencies to coordinate their activities.

The bill co-sponsored by Ahmed Munir (APC, Kaduna) and Magaji Da’u Aliyu (APC, Jigawa) seeks to coordinate the activities of the various security agencies fighting insecurity, banditry and other security challenges in the country.

It is titled: “A Bill for an Act to Establish National Security Coordination Centre in the Country for all Security Agencies Coordination in Combating Acts of Terrorism including Banditry, Kidnappings; and for Related Matters 1772)”

In his lead debate, Munir said there was the need to have an agency that would coordinate the activities of all security agencies in order to have a clear focus on all operations by the agencies.

According to him, the agency, when established, will eliminate inter-agency rivalries and strengthen the operations of the agencies who he said sometimes work at cross purposes on the same operations.

The bill was voted on and passed for second reading and referred to the House Committee on Intelligence and National Security.