Reps to hold national dialogue on state police today

The House of Representatives will today hold a national dialogue on State Policing.

Vice President Kashmir Shettima is expected to lead two former Nigerian leaders and top security chiefs to the one-day event, which will hold at the Abuja Continental Hotel.

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, and former President Goodluck Jonathan will deliver special remarks at the event.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa; Police Affairs Minister Ibrahim Geidam, and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun, are also expected at the dialogue.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume; the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila; and Senate President Godswill Akpabio are also expected to speak at the event.

Others expected speakers are: Clement Nwankwo of the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC); the British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Richard Montgomery; the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Annette Gunter; and the Country Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Elsie Attafuah.

In a statement yesterday in Abuja, the Special Adviser to Speaker on Media and Publicity, Musa Krishi, said Speaker Tajudeen Abbas will deliver the keynote address at the event.

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