Governors not united on state police – Fayemi


By Shola Abayomi.

The chairman of Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, has revealed the outcome of the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 state governors of the federation in Abuja yesterday.

According to the Ekiti State governor,
the meeting was held to keep the president abreast of the decisions taken on ways to tackle the security challenges across the country. The meeting was attended by all the state governors and service chiefs.

The NGF chairman disclosed that the issues of insurgency, banditry, kidnapping were discussed, with a resolve to finding permanent solutions to the challenges.

He also revealed that governors were divided over the issue of state police, as some expressed interest while others did not. This he attributed to the unequal financial capacity of the states.

State and local government police was a key recommendation of the Presidential Panel that investigated alleged human rights abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. The committee submitted its report to President Buhari last week.

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