The governor elected on the platform of the people’s democratic party PDP has reiterated the call for the formation of state policing. The call was made on Wednesday after a meeting.
The PDP governor forum lead by the governor of sokoto state Hon. Aminu Tambuwal has called on the federal government to decentralize the policing in order to give way for proper state police, where the state will have the legal backing constitutionally.
“strongly recommended the decentralisation of the Nigeria Police Force and the imperative introduction of the state police in Nigeria, as one of the solutions to stem the tide of insecurity ravaging the country.”
“The current Nigeria Police Act envisaged that community policing should serve as a decentralised measure of grassroots policing and various roles were assigned to various parties, including the governors of the states.
“Unfortunately, in the constitution and operationalisation of the community policing activities in the various states so far, partisanship has taken over the recruitment process. We no longer have faith in the neutrality and capacity of the community policing system to serve the purposes envisaged under the new Police Act. We, therefore, call on the police authorities to sanitise the system,” the PDP governors said.