President Buhari dismisses the idea of state Police in Nigeria


President Muhammadu Buhari believes state police is not an option for the nation.

The President made the remark in an exclusive interview with Channels Television, stating that Calls for state policing have been made by several Governors as a way to solve insecurity across the country.

Nigeria’s current policing system is controlled by the Federal Government.

The President alluded to the propensity for Governors to abuse their powers as his argument against state police.

“State police is not an option,” he said. “Find out the relationship between local government and the Governors. Are the third tier of government getting what they are supposed to get constitutionally? Are they getting it? Let the people in local government tell you the truth, the fight between local governments and the Governor.”

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