By Shola Abayomi.
The presidency has denied viral reports claiming President Muhammadu Buhari has approved State and Local Government Police.
The president’s media aide, Garba Shehu, in a statement yesterday said the president only received a report on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
He said, “President Buhari’s specific directive is that a three-man panel be set up to produce the white paper.
“The report of the white paper committee will form the basis of the decisions of the government on the many recommendations, including the setting up of state and local government police made by the Ojukwu panel.
“Until a white paper is produced, it will be premature and pre-emptive to suggest that the recommendations contained in the report have been approved by the President in part or whole”, the statement added.