To Stem High Rate Of Crime, Tinubu, Govs Mull Establishment Of State Police

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PESIDENT Bola Ahmed Tinubu alongside the governors on Thursday agreed to establish state police in the country.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of an emergency meeting summoned by the President at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The minister said that there will be a series of meetings to fine-tune the modalities for setting up state police.

He said, “But now, there is also a discussion around the issue of state police. The federal government and state governments are mulling the possibility of setting up state police.

“Of course, this is still going to be further discussed, a lot of work still has to be done in that direction. However, the federal government and state governments are agreeing to the necessity of having state policy.

“Now, this is a significant shift. But as I said, more work needs to be done in that direction. A lot of meetings will have to happen between different governments and subnationals to see the modalities of achieving this.

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media 

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