Simon Lalong

Northern govs, monarchs insist on state police

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As Nigeria’s security challenge continues to degenerate, the Northern state governors and the traditional rulers councils have called for the establishment of state police as the solution to the problem.

They made the call after reviewing the security situation in the North during their meeting which was held in Abuja.

A statement issued in Jos on Tuesday after the meeting by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, read in part, “The Northern Governors Forum on Monday, September 12, 2022, met with the Northern Traditional Rulers Council in Abuja and came out with a resolution calling for the establishment of state police to tackle security challenges in the region and the nation at large.

“Reading the communique after the meeting at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja, the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, said the meeting reviewed the security situation in the North and other matters relating to its development and resolved to support the amendment of the 1999 Constitution to accommodate the establishment of state police. According to him, this will effectively and efficiently address the security challenges of the region.”

The statement noted that the forum also reiterated its commitment to the development of solar energy given the comparative advantage of abundant sunshine in the region.


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