Presidency Seeks Support From State, N’Assembly Over Creation Of State Police
The Federal Government has disclosed intentions to canvass legislative support for the creation of the state police force. This was made known by the Vice-President’s media aide, Laolu Akande, in an interview with The Punch.
According to Akande, the presidency’s canvass for support from the state and National Assembly is to allow for the amendment of the constitution. He also stated that the main objective of the creation of a state police is to solve the insecurity challenges the country is currently grappling with.
He said, “We have advocated for state police and it is gathering quite a bit of groundswell. As it gets widespread support, especially among the state governments and the National Assembly, we will be able to achieve the necessary constitutional amendments.”
“For now, the main focus is to expand the implementation of community policing, which is to achieve virtually the same purpose of police personnel being very familiar with and working in close association with their local communities.”
“As you know, there is already a presidential order issued for community policing to begin.”