No Going Back On Call For State Police, Say Southern Governors

No Going Back On Call For State Police, Say Southern Governors

There is no going back on the call for the establishment of state police, the Southern Governors’ Forum, restated yesterday.

The governors’ reaffirmation came days after their North’s colleagues and monarchs made echoed call.

They applauded the resolution of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council and the 19 Northern States Governors’ Forum calling for the rapid creation of state police to combat the nation’s growing insecurity.

Members of the forum said in a statement released yesterday by Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. The governor of Ondo State and chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum; that there could not have been a better time for their colleagues to support the call for constitutional amendment to reflect the present situation than now. When belief in the Federal Government’s ability to protect the nation appears to be waning.

The Southern Governors’ Forum released the following statement: “We, on our part, have continued to emphasize 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.”

We will continue to urge that the establishment of state police is the only rational and practical response to the widespread issue of national insecurity.

Additionally, we won’t forget to reiterate our plea for the adoption of policies that will actually devolve power to the federating units. The fastest way to progress and peace is down this road.

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