As amendment of Constitution is in process, the Nigerian Senate has pushed for the change of name from Nigerians Police Force to simply the Nigerian Police.
The change of name is part of the recommendations in the 29 bills.
Some stakeholders in the security sector have claimed that if the word force is removed from the Nigerian Police, it will better drive home the reality that the police is really “your friend” especially because friends don’t need force, like the military, in relating with fellow friends.
The Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki who spoke at the closing of electronic voting on the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria commended his colleagues for passing the recommended amendments.
However, while Saraki was commending his colleagues for job well done, said that the senate has laid the foundation for a new and better Nigeria by approving the 29 bills in the ongoing Constitution amendment process.