FG, States Mull Creation Of State Police 

After many years of debate the Federal Government on Thursday alongside the governments of the 36 states considered the creation of state police.

The consideration of the much debated idea followed an emergency meeting between President Bola Tinubu and state governors at the Aso Rock Villa on Thursday.

The emergency meeting comes amidst the cost of living crisis, food insecurity and high level insecurity.

Addressing State House correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, explained that the process is still its initial stages and would formalise after the idea after discussion between stakeholders.

He said, “There is also a discussion around the issue of state police. The federal government and the 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 has to be done in that direction. But if our government and the state governments agree to the necessity of having state police, this is a significant shift.

“Like I said, more work needs to be done in that direction. A lot of meetings will have to happen between the Federal Government and dissolved nationals to see the modalities of achieving this.”

The minister also said that the government will recruit a yet-to-be-disclosed number of personnel to “improve the numeric strength of forest rangers. To train them so that they can keep our forests and our borders very safe.”

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