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Regular psychological evaluation of armed security personnel, solution to extra-judicial killing – Rep

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon Olubukola Oyewo representing Irepodun/ Ọlọrunda/ Orolu/ Osogbo, Osun State, has said there is need to periodically evaluate the psychological state of armed security personnel in Nigeria.

He said he had submitted the bill to the National Assembly which awaits motion to make it into law.

Oyewo, who is the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Water Resources, explained that it is necessary to know the mental health assessment of arms-bearing officers which according to him will be periodic before they are certified to carry weapons.

According to the lawmaker, the only way to stop the extra-judicial killing that led to the EndSARS protest is to make “Periodically Evaluate the Psychological State of Arms-Bearing Personnel in Nigeria” into law.

He disclosed this while declaring support for Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s second term bid and recounting his scorecard on Saturday at his Constituency Relations Office in Osogbo.

Speaking on his achievement, the lawmakers said, “in partnership with the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), in January 2020, 200 youths were empowered across the four local governments of his constituency.

“Through this organization, As it is a general axiom that “an idle hand is a devil’s workshop”, many crimes perpetrated in our society today are large as a result of poverty, and majorly joblessness among the youths.

“Other motions which have been submitted but waiting to be moved on the floor of the House include; Motion on the Need to Periodically Evaluate the Psychological State of Arms- Bearing Personnel in Nigeria, Motion on the Need to Increase the Capacity of the 22 Industrial Development Centres in Nigeria, and Motion on the Need to Revitalise the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nigeria.” he said.

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