Cross River Governor Signs Homeland Security Bill Into Law

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade
Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has signed the Home-Land Safety and Security Services Bill 2016 and eight others into law.

The others include: the Primary Health Care bill, the Environment and Carbon Emission bill, the Equal Opportunity and Gender Based Discrimination bills, the Greater Calabar Development Agency bill, the Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, Amendment and the Harmonized Levies and Roads Infrastructural Maintenance Development Laws.



    Governor Ayade, during the signing ceremony, explained that the Cross River State Home-land Safety and Security Services Bill, code-named “Operation KBM” “is a response to the increasing social and security challenges of the present day society.

    He said that the bill is aimed at providing neigbourhood watch, vigilante patrol and intelligence gathering, providing supportive information to the Police and also providing a real-time, on- time emergency intervention in locations and areas of physical security threats.

    Speaking further, the governor said the philosophy behind the Home-land Security is based on the African culture and tradition of being “ones brother’s keeper”.

    The governor also commended the Speaker and members of the Cross River State House of Assembly, for their collaboration with the executive in coming up with 23 bills since the inception of current administration.

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