Nass will consider state police, improve education —Doguwa

The  representative of   Tudunwada/Doguwa federal constituency  in the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has said the 9th  National Assembly will  aim  to aid  reforms in the health, education and security sectors.

Doguwa, who has been endorsed by the ruling All Progressives Congress for  the Majority Leader post in the House of Representives,  spoke with journalists after a Thank-You visit to the APC National Working Committee, where he was unveiled.

He said, “We would be engaged very robustly without necessarily undermining the independence of a legislature which of course is paramount. We will be very friendly, of course, and we will sustain that institutional understanding between the legislature and the executive arm of government.

“We had a very embarrassing situation and circumstances last time, but I want to believe that  what we now have in the 9th  House of Representatives will be on a different level in terms of our engagement with the government, especially in trying to support the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his campaign promises and the policies and programmes of the APC.”

Doguwa  said he had confidence  in the House under the leadership of Femi Gbajabiamila, who he said was long overdue as Speaker.

He added, “I want to tell Nigerians that they should expect good health, they should expect quality education, they should also expect a robust engagement in terms of providing a reviewed security strategy in order to exhibit and establish the fundamental role of government which is the  protection of life and property.

“The House of Representatives and by extension the National Assembly, of course, will certainly concentrate on reviewing some of our security apparatuses and  our security legislation.

“We wouldn’t mind to even begin to consider state and community policing,  because there is a serious challenge in that sector.”

He added, “Community and state policing is one  critical sector we have to address, so that we can provide absolute security for our people.”

(The Punch)