18 April 2021 By Mathew Ayoola
The Senate Committee On Interior has organized a one day public hearing on a Bill for an Act to establish Nigeria Hunters Council of Nigeria Civil Defense Academy, Nigeria Unity Corps and Nigeria Peace Corps.
Declaring the public hearing open in Abuja, the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan said the move became necessary to further seek ways of combating insecurity in the country.
The President of the Senate who was represented by the Deputy Leader of the Senate, Senator Borofice Ajayi said the National Assembly was committed to efforts aimed at strengthening the nation’s security apparatus, create jobs for the teeming youths and ensuring national peace and development.
Earlier, the Chairman, Senate Committee On Interior, Senator Kashim Shetima said the essence of the public hearing was to seek views of stakeholders and Nigerians on the four Bills for further consideration by the National Assembly.
Senator Shetima expressed the hope that the Bills when passed would further complement the efforts of the Federal Government in the area of security and employment generation.
In a remark, Sponsor of the Nigeria Hunters Council of Nigeria’s Bill, Senator Abiodun Olujimi from Ekiti State said the Bill became necessary to further enhance community policing and effective security of lives and property at the grassroots.
Senator Olujimi who described security as very vital to national development stated that the Bill when passed would also assist in safeguarding Government’s property in rural areas and guard against vandalism across the country.
In an address, the Commandant General of the Hunters Group of Nigeria, HGN, Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin commended the Senate for giving adequate legislative attention to the Bill on establishment of the Nigeria Hunters Council of Nigeria.
Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin therefore reiterated the commitment of Hunters Group of Nigeria towards complementing the efforts of formal security agencies in protecting lives and property in the country.