Saturday, 16 September 2017

Security: C’River H/A to pass Cross River State Border Security & Protection Bill

|Azogor Ideba| 16th, September 2017|
In a bid to effectively check incessant breakdown of law and order and recurring security challenges in border communities, the Cross River state House of Assembly would soon introduce the ‘Cross River State Border Security & Protection Bill’.

The Cross River State Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon John Gaul Lebo who gave the hint recently when he received a delegation of the Cross River state chapter of Police Community Relations Committee in his office in calabar, stated that the bill has become very expedient to help check security breaches in border communities and to protect dwellers in these communities.

He said the bill if passed into law would establish the Border Security & Protection Agency that would ensure the operative implementation of the law and other matters relating to border security and protection.

The speaker who observed that security was a top priority in the Ayade administration said that both homeland security and the yet to be established Border Security outfits in collaboration with other security agencies would help to significantly curtail insecurity and also enhance community policing in the state.

“We understand the importance of security in our individual and economic wellbeing. That was why we enacted the Homeland security bill and still in pursuit of security in the state, we will soon have a law that will establish border security agency to help address insecurity in our border communities”, he said.

Earlier, the leaders of the delegation of the PCRC Cross River State chapter Elder Ernest Attah said the committee decided to visit the Speaker in view of its ongoing security and awareness campaign in the state.  

He solicited the cooperation of the Assembly towards the programmes and activities of the committee in the state.