Insecurity: “Give us State Police, decentralise Judiciary now” – El-Rufa’i

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i  has lent his voice with national analysts calling for devolution of power between the Federal Government and 36 States in the country.

The governor, who was one of the speakers at a television programme, which aired on Thursday, said State Police and decentralisation of the Judiciary is important to save Nigeria from the brink of collapse.

According to el-Rufa’i, “It is imperative for Federal, State, and community policing. We do not have enough police. One centralised police for the country just has not worked.

“Secondly, we must amend the Constitution and relevant laws to ensure control of oil and gas, mines, and minerals in the Dtates that already have control over land, as specified under the Land Use Act  with royalties and taxes payable to the Federal Government and the Federation Account”

“Number three, we must rectify the anomaly of a Federation that has a more or less unitary Judiciary,” el-Rufa’i further stated.

Asidr his earlier  highlighted points, the governor also stressed that banditry is a national problem and it is the responsibility of relevant stakeholders to calm nerves through their utterances and not fan the embers of division.

“It is an understatement to say that Nigeria is in one of its most difficult moments. The genuine fears for their lives and property felt by many citizens across the country need to be assuaged. All responsible persons must show compassion to our compatriots that have been affected while calming nerves.

“Banditry is a national problem, with victims from all parts of the country, and we should address it with a common resolve”, El-Rufa’i said.

According to the governor, the country requires elite consensus to take the poison out of identity politics.

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