Southern governors demand State Police

…Say it’s the only solution to insecurity Governors of southern Nigeria under the umbrella of Southern Governors Forum (SGF) have demanded for the creation of State Police, noting that it is the only solution to the country’s security challenges bedevilling the country. The Ondo State governor and chairman of the Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, made the Southern governors demand known during their meeting in Asaba, Delta State, in an issued statement yesterday. According to him, the devolution of powers is the surest path to progress. The governors and key stakeholders have…

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Insecurity: Northern Governors endorse State Police 

The nineteen State Governors under the aegis of the Northern Governors Forum, (NGF), unanimously expressed support for the establishment of State Police, in a bid to tackle the activities of insurgents, kidnappers and other criminal activities across the country. The Northern Governors’ stance was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting with the Northern Traditional Rulers Council held on Monday in Abuja, organised to “review the state of security in the North and other matters relating to its progress and the development of the region.” While…

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Insecurity: ‘State Police now a a better option’ – Obasanjo

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has called for State Police, noting that it has become necessary in view of the country’s growing security challenges. The Special Assistant to Obasanjo on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi in a statement quoted the former president as saying this when the leadership of the National Association of Ex-Local Government Chairmen in Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday. According to Obasanjo, the creation of state police would be a better option than community policing, saying State Police should be given a…

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“Buhari wrong, Nigeria needs State Police” – Ike Ekweremadu

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said State Police remains the best way to effectively secure Nigeria. Ekweremadu stated this in an interview on a radio station yesterday, while reacting to the statements made by President Muhammadu Buhari on State Police. Buhari, in an interview on Wednesday, had ruled out state police. The president claimed that traditional rulers could play the role of local police because they know ‘who is who’ in their communities. Reacting to the comment, Ekweremadu said, “State Police is still the way to…

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PGF boss advocates radical reforms to tackle insecurity

…Gives conditions for state police in Nigeria Godwin Amunde Director-General, Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman, has called for urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. He said State Police can only effectively operate in Nigeria under the supervision of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), adding that the idea of amending the Constitution to enable State Governments to establish state police was unavoidable. In a statement on Friday in Abuja titled ‘Nigerian Politics and Fallacy of PDP – APC Semblance,’Dr. Lukman noted that there was also need for…

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‘State Police will end Nigeria’s democracy’ – Tanko Yakasai

Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has opposed the calls for the establishment of State Police across the country, claiming that it will destroy Nigeria’s democracy. Yakasai, disclosed this while making his presentation at the North-West zone public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution, in Kaduna. According to him, “We had State Police in the south-western province during Akintola’s era and also in the northern province under what we called Local Authority, (LA), before it was abolished. “We know how they were abused, and if we return them, they will…

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