Bill for law to establish Imo State Civil Guards Corps passes 2nd reading.

The bill for a law to establish the Imo State Civil Guards Corps and related matters sponsored by the member for Mbaitoli, Hon Victor Ndunagu and co-sponsored by 18 other lawmakers has passed through second reading in the Imo State House of Assembly.

Presenting the bill, Hon Ndunagu noted that the bill which has 33 sections is precise, well packaged and without ambiguity adding that section one provides for the citation of the Imo State Command Law, section two provides for finance of the organization like pensions, promotions of goodwill through the exceptional conduct of the members and assisting movement of vehicles.

According to the lawmaker, there is also provision for the amendment of ambiguity as well as the condition of service in the organization, appointment of the Director General an exceptive discharge of the finance, department of administration, logistics and finance, department of operational surveillance, department of works and transport and department of legal matters.

Supporting the bill, the member representing Owerri West Constituency, Hon Innocent Ekeh disclosed that the bill captured all it is to capture pointing out that the bill should be implemented while the member for Orsu, Hon Stan Dara maintained that he loves the spirit of the bill but needs amendment and recalled that already, there is Imo Security Network, stressing the need to visit the law establishing Imo State Orientation Agency.

Hon Dara also advised the House to expunge the corps from the arms and work on the exclusive list while there is no need for the Office of the Commandand General.
Also supporting the bill, the Minority leader and member for Aboh Mbaise, Hon Mrs. Ngozi Pat Ekeji revealed that when the law is passed, it will create jobs and the member for Ehime Mbano, Hon Acho Ihim said it will help to bring sanity in the system while the member for Onuimo. Hon Robertson Ekwebelem called for quick passage of the bill as the laws already exist.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu referred the bill to a committee headed by Hon Stan Dara to look into the bill and report back in 30days.



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