State governors on Wednesday evening met as scheduled under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum, and reports says that state police was top of the agenda.
The meeting started at about 9pm at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
State house correspondent uncovered that the issue of state police was top on the agenda of the meeting presided over by the chairman and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari.
We gather that the governors, may constitute a team that will interface with the National Assembly on the matter.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo raised the notion when he agreed that adoption of state police was the way forward in meeting security needs of the country.
“State police and other policing methods are clearly the way to go,” Osibanjo said at a National Security Summit organized by the National Assembly in Abuja.
Adding that “every Nigerian is entitled to adequate security by government” and that the security failures of the government were not deliberate.
We cannot realistically police a country the size of Nigeria centrally from Abuja,’’ he argued.
“As a people any killing undermines the security of the state,’’ he stated as he mentioned several killings that had taken place in different parts of the country in recent times.
He said that government had worked on some policy objectives some of which needed legislative approval and cooperation of the judiciary.
More Details of the meeting from the Governors forum will be published here.