Jan 25, 2022

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Breaking: President Buhari Gives Final Say On State Police – Legit.ng

  • President Muhammadu Buhari believes that the creation of a state police force across Nigeria will exacerbate uncertainty
  • The President believes that the trend is Abusing their powers of state governors will play a role if the proposal becomes a reality
  • Buhari said one of the ways to know is through tension between some local and some state governments
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President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that the establishment of a state police force across Nigeria is not an option under his government.

Governors abuse of power

In an exclusive interview with Channels TV, the president expressed fears that some governors are abusing their powers and for your personal advantage.

To support your argument, add President Buhari stated that many local and state governments are currently suing with the distribution of resources, The Nation added.

He said:

“State Police is not an option. Find out the relationship between the local government and the governors. Is the third tier of government getting what it is constitutionally supposed to get?

“Do you get it? Let the local government people tell you the truth, the struggle between the local governments and the governor.”

Role of traditional rulers in security

On the security situation in the country, Buhari spoke about the role of traditional rulers in pacifying their territories and therefore urged state governments not to undermine them.

His words:

” The role of the traditional rulers must not be undermined, because in their areas they know who is who, even from families, not even from individuals.

“So we have to fall back on this system so that we have effective security on site.

” For example, two governors came to me because of problems – Oyo state and another state – because the shepherds were in their woods, but the animals went to the neighboring farms and ate the harvest; I said, a As far as I know, peasants and shepherds in Nigeria have lived together for generations.

“Let them go and ask the local leadership what went wrong, why communication between the local leadership and the shepherds was cut.”

Finally, the House of Reps Bill to set up state police

In the meantime, the House of Representatives had begun to provide legal support for the establishment of a state police in Nigeria.

On Tuesday, July 6th, 2021, the legislature passed a second reading of a draft law amending the 1999 constitution to enable the creation of a state police force and legalize regional security institutions.

The proposed legislation intends to decentralize the current police system by moving the police from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list.