We are glad Northern Governors ready for State Police, says Akeredolu
By Samuel Ogunsona
The Southern Governors Forum said it received with great relief the news of the resolution of the 19 Northern State Governors and Northern Traditional Rulers Council calling for State police.
He said the Governors in South West are glad to learn that they are ready for the immediate establishment of State Police to address the continued insecurity challenges in the country.
In a statement signed by the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, the South West Governors describe the development as heart-warming.
He said “Their decision to support the call for constitutional amendment to reflect the current realities could not have come at a better time than now when the confidence in the capacity of the Federal Government to secure the country appears shaky.”
Akeredolu said all patriots must salute the courage of the 19 Northern Governors and the Northern Traditional Rulers Council for their stance at this crucial moment in the country.
“We, on our part at the Southern Governors Forum have continued to reiterate the fact of the incongruity inherent in an arrangement which purports to be federal, nominally, but whose observances stand at variance with the best practices espoused by climes considered advanced and progressing, amenable to nuances and adaptations which reflect and accommodate the yearnings for inclusion of the component units.”
He said further “We will continue to insist on the creation of State Police as the only logical and pragmatic solution to the pervasive problem of insecurity in the land. In addition to this, we shall not fail to renew the call for the adoption of policies geared towards real devolution of powers to the federating units indeed. This is the surest path to peace and progress.”