Is Nigeria really ready for state police?

Well the the governors think so as they have set up a committee to explore the option.

The committee has representatives from the six geo-political zones of the country.

The decision was reached at a closed-door meeting the governors had with the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.

Chairman of the Governors Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari said that its meeting was dominated by a presentation made by the Inspector General of Police.

Governor Yari said, “The Inspector General of Police dominated the whole day of our discussion today understanding what the issue of Police is into the system whereby in some other nations it is ten to one person but in Nigeria we have four hundred to one.

“So, they are having so many difficulties in funding which we are agreed that with the way things are going through the budgeting process, we cannot be able to fund police.

“In our own part, we have put a committee in place. It is headed by the governors of Kwara, Imo, Delta, Ekiti, Bauchi and Sokoto to lead the committee so that they can be able to interface with the committee of Police and take the matter before the Acting President for further action. It is important for our nation.

“And as well there is the issue of kind of state police which is being discussed and we coming with so many options which we are expecting the committee will do the and find safe way of policing in Nigeria.”