Police Reform Act: ‘I was inspired by Plateau House’

A member of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Gagdi, who sponsored the Police Reform Bill, now an Act of the parliament, has disclosed that he was encouraged and inspired to introduce the same by the level of legislative interaction he had with his colleagues while at the Plateau state House of Assembly.

The lawmaker, who was deputy speaker during the 8th Assembly of the state legislature, said he never saw the #EndSARS protests coming before he drafted the Bill, but that the uprising had only gone to confirm that the police needed those reforms.

He stated this Friday, when a former speaker of the Plateau state House of Assembly, Joshua Madaki, and eleven other members paid him a courtesy call in Abuja.

He said he would continue to partner with people of like minds for the development of the country, adding that “posterity will remember all of us.”

Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation, Madaki, said the visit was to register their goodwill over the lawmaker’s elevation to the National Assembly, adding that it would’ve come earlier, but for the tortuous legal journey in defence of his election, as well the lockdown occasioned by outbreak of Covid-19.

“Today, the 12 members of the House of Assembly are here to thank you. You are a worthy ambassador of the 8th Assembly. The quality of your contributions at the green chamber shows that you are a true ambassador,” he said.

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