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The House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs has stated that it will create balance to enable the State Police to function effectively, News About Nigeria reports.

The Chairman, Rep. Abubakar Yalleman, disclosed this to newsmen at the National Dialogue on the Establishment of State Police organised by the House of Representatives in Abuja on Tuesday.

He noted that the role of the legislature at national and state levels was to build checks and balances, safeguards, and independence for the state police, and he assured the people that that role would not be neglected.

He commended the Federal Government for facilitating the discussion on the establishment of state police, adding that it is an indicator that democracy is becoming more sophisticated, open, transparent, and mature.

“Having a national dialogue on the issue of security and state police initiated by the House of Representatives is evident that our once-nascent democracy is becoming more sophisticated, open, transparent, and mature.

“We must achieve balance—I mean, the right type of balance—so that the merits outplay the demerits as well as ensuring law and order at the end,” he said.

Yalleman further assured the people that all concerns and feedback will be taken into consideration, and the views of the people will be incorporated into every constitutional amendment.

According to him, the security challenges in the country have fundamentally changed, and the change has led to debate about whether state police should now have a national outlook.

He added that the feedback from the lawmakers equally reinforced the need for the establishment of state police.