Delta Assembly Passes State Community Security Corps Agency Bill


Delta State House of Assembly has passed the bill for a law to establish the State Community Security Corps Agency, 2020 after it was read for the third time on the floor of the House.

The third reading of the bill was a sequel to a motion to that effect 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 earlier scrutinized the bill.

The Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori who commended members for painstakingly working on the proposed law, said the 38 clause bill will help promote peace, security, and good governance in the state.

According to the Speaker; “At the committee of the whole, the Bill was considered clause by clause, section by section with germane contributions and amendments were proposed by members and were considered by all”.

He added that, “Distinguished colleagues, I congratulate all of us for the professonalism shown in the passage of this Bill. It will no doubt improve the security Archetecture of the state, that will further protect the life and properties of all Deltans”.

He thanked the State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for his response in addressing the various security challenges in the state.

The Delta State Community Security Corps Agency Bill which was forwarded to the State House of Assembly two weeks ago by the State Governor, Senator Dr 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 was increasing by the day, adding that any effort geared towards checking it must be supported by all critical stakeholders.

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