Against the backdrop of insecurity in Imo state, the House of Assembly has enacted a law which will put to check the rising breakdown of law and order in the state.
The state Assembly led by Paul Emeziem, in an emergency seating on Friday, deliberated on the bill presented by the deputy Majority Leader and member representing Ehime-mbano state constituency, Emeka Nduka.
Presenting the bill, the deputy majority leader stressed the need to beef up security network in the state, adding that the passage of the bill into law will go a long way in bringing the security situation in the state to the barest minimum.
Nduka while leading debate urged members to give their support to the passage of this bill, adding that it is for the interest of the public.
“Take for instance the level of crisis witnessed in the state in recent times. This bill, as you all know, if passed into law, will confront the prevailing security situation in the state and restore the relative peace and tranquility which was the hallmark of the state.
“You will agree with me that other southeast states have established their state security organizations or outfits. Imo state should not be left out given the rising breakdown of law and order.”
The bill, ‘a bill for a law to establish Imo security organization to assist in maintaining law and order in the state and other purposes thereto’, was given accelerated hearing by members and eventually passed into law.
Another bill equally passed into law on Friday was, ‘a bill for a law to establish Imo state geographic information service for the purpose of regulating land administration in Imo state and other matters related thereto’, as well as a motion to ‘adopt the sitting days of the second session of the 9th Assembly,’ sponsored and moved by the member representing Ehime-mbano state constituency, Hon. Emeka Anthony Nduka.
The House was however, was adjourned to 21st of May, 2021.