CHAPTER VI
THE EXECUTIVE

PART III
Supplemental
A - National Population Census


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    1. Any report of the National Population Commission containing the population census after every census shall be delive#FF0000 to the President by the Chairman of the Commission.
    2. The President shall within a period of thirty days after receipt of the report lay copies of the report before the Council of State, which shall consider the report and advise the President whether to accept it or reject it.
    3. Where the Council of State advises the President to accept the report, the President shall accept the same and shall then lay the report on the table of each House of the national Assembly.

    4. Where the president accepts such report and has laid it on the table of each House of the National Assembly he shall publish it in the Official Gazette of the Government of the Federation for public information.
    5. Where the Council of State advises the President to reject the report upon the ground :-
      1. that the population census contained int he report is inaccurate; or
      2. that the report is perverse.

  1. The President shall reject that report accordingly and no reliance shall be placed upon any such report by any authority or person or for any purpose whatsoever.

    B - Nigeria Police Force

    1. There shall be a police Force for Nigeria, which shall be known as the Nigeria Police Force, and subject to the provisions of this section no other police force shall be established for the Federation or any part thereof.
    2. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution:-
      1. the Nigeria Police Force shall be organised and administe#FF0000 in accordance with such provisions as may be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly;
      2. the members of the Nigeria Police Force shall have such powers and duties as may be confer#FF0000 upon them by law;
      3. the Natioanl Assembly may make provisions for branches of the Nigeria Police Force forming part of the armed forces of the Federation or for the protection of harbours, waterways, railways and air fields.

    1. There shall be :-
      1. an Inspector-General of Police who, subject to section 216(2) of this Constitution shall be appointed by the president on the advice of the Nigeria Police Council from among serving members of the Nigeria Police force;
      2. a Commissioner of Police for each State of the Federation who shall be appointed by the Police Service Commission.
    2. The Nigeria Police Force shall be under the command of the Inspector-General of Police and any contingents of the Nigeria Police Force stationed in a State shall, subject to the authority of the Inspector-General of Police, be under the command of the Commissioner of Police of that State.
    3. The President or such other Minister of the Government of the Federation as he may authorise in that behalf may give to the Inspector-General of Police such lawful directions with respect to the maintenance and securing of public safety and public order as he may consider necessary, and the Inspector-General of Police shall comply with those directors or cause them to be complied with.
    4. Subject to the provisions of this section, the Governor of a State or such Commissioner of the Government of the State as he may authorised in that behalf, may give to the Commissioner of Police of that State such lawful directions with repect to the maintenance and securing of public safety and public order within the State as he may consider necessary, and the Commissioner of Police shall comply with those directions or cause them to be complied with.

      Provided that before carrying out any such directions under the foregoing provisions of this subsection the Commissioner of Police may request that the matter be refer#FF0000 to the president or such Minister of the Government of the Federation as may be authorised in that behalf by the President for his directions.
    5. The question whether any, and if so what, directions hae been given under this section shall not be inqui#FF0000 into in any court.


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