Aminu Tambuwal calls for establishment of state police; says everything is wrong with Nigeria
Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal has lent his vice to the calls for state policing in Nigeria given the frequency of attacks on innocent Nigerians.
The former House of Representatives speaker while declaring open the National Executive Council meeting of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Sokoto on Saturday said there is seeming justification for state police and there is seeming justification for state governments to have some measures of control over security personnel.
“Everything is wrong with our nation and we must as a matter of urgency rise to the challenges.
“Whether we like it or not there is seeming justification for state police and there is seeming justification for state governments to have some measures of control over security personnel. You call police Commissioner and that call is ignored is unfortunate and unacceptable,” he said
He equally called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency rejig the security architecture in the country by bringing new service chiefs with fresh ideas.
“Providing security rely squarely on government, particularly, federal government. We must call a spade by its name. The President has to do the needful. We have qualified people who can bring fresh ideas,’ Tambuwal stated.