Connect with us

Nigeria’s insecurity worsening, it’s time for State Police – Obasanjo

Victorious

Published

on

Follow
NAIJA NEWS: Nigeria’s insecurity worsening, it’s time for State Police – Obasanjo [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
Photo: Naijacrawl

State police, not community policing, will be used to combat Nigeria's escalating insecurity, according to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.



When the leadership of the National Association of Ex-Local Government Chairmen in Nigeria paid him a visit in Abeokuta, Obasanjo made the idea.

The delegation was led by pioneer National Chairman, Hon. Albert Asipa, according to a statement by spokesman Kehinde Akinyemi.

Obasanjo praised the body's founding, adding that some of the country's local chairmen were better than some of the country's top elected officials.

Chinwe Monu-Olarewaju, one of the presenters, spoke about the development of community police, and the ex-Head of State suggested the notion should be upgraded.

“Our situation in Nigeria concerns everyone, particularly the case of terrorism. It has gotten over the issue of community police.
“It is now State Police. It is from that state police that we can now be talking about community police, "he said.
Obasanjo advocated the strengthening of the traditional system and local government administration which he prepared during the Murtala/Obasanjo administration.
“I believe there is a need to enable that tier of government to work truly like a local government. They have their own executive, judiciary, and legislature.
“They were working and were very visible. Building and managing roads, looking into education, health, local administration, and agriculture. But they were all gone, "he lamented.

Obasanjo went on to say that the expertise of the ex-chairmen in local government administration was sufficient for them to aspire to higher positions.

Obasanjo, who was given a letter of life patronage, promised that he would look into their request and that he would always be accessible on request.

Click Here To Comment




Ojo Sunday Victor, A Professional Graphics Designer, and a skilled Content Writer in Entertainment, News and Sport Update.!An Undergraduate in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH, Ogbomoso). Read More

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Be first to comment


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Naija News

Insecurity: Police Sanctions DPO For Corporating With Bandits

Piroll

Published

on

NAIJA NEWS: Insecurity: Police Sanctions DPO For Corporating With Bandits [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
Photo: Naijacrawl
On the quest of addressing the insecurity in Zamafara state, the Zamfara police command has redeployed its divisional police officer (DPO) in Kaura-Namoda following allegations of conniving with bandits terrorising the area.Mohammed Shehu, the command’s public relations officer, in a statement on Monday, said no formal complaints have been lodged against the unnamed DPO.He, however, asked members of the public to assist the police in its investigation by contacting...
Continue Reading

Naija News

Insecurity: Child-Soldier Engage In Buhari's State

Piroll

Published

on

NAIJA NEWS: Insecurity: Child-Soldier Engage In Buhari's State [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
Photo: Naijacrawl
As the activities of bandits and gunmen continue to ravage the home state of the Nigeria President, Muhammad Buhari, the Kastina state government has now deployed some local security personnel to address the insecurity, and surprisingly among them is a picture of a 10-year-old boy identified as Bello Abdulkadir Ado, holding a gun as security personnel sparked reactions online.It was gathered that the boy is a member of a Vigilante group in the Safana local governmen...
Continue Reading

Naija News

Edo State Declares Curfew Throughout The State As #EndSAR Protest Metamorphosis To Riot In The State

Piroll

Published

on

NAIJA NEWS: Edo State Declares Curfew Throughout The State As #EndSAR Protest Metamorphosis To Riot In The State [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
Photo: Naijacrawl
As the #EndSARS in Edo state continue to turn bloody due te the burning of a police station and vandalism thatis going on in the state, Mr Osarodion Ogie Esq;Secretary to the State Government, has made a press statement that now put the state under curfew.The statement reads:Edo State.The Edo State Government hereby imposes a 24-hour curfew across the state till further notice.The curfew is to take effect from 4pm, today, October 19, 2020.This decision has become ne...
Continue Reading

Latest


Download Naijacrawl App today

Fastest way to read on the go

Download the Naijacrawl App.