Gov. Akeredolu, SAN, of Ondo State has spoken against the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy by terrorists in Katsina State on Tuesday.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, of Ondo State has spoken against the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy by terrorists in Katsina State on Tuesday.
Akeredolu proffered State police as a solution to the security challenges confronting the country, noting that the call wasn’t out of personal gains for the governors but a necessity.
He disclosed this on Wednesday when he hosted his former schoolmates at Layola College, Ibadan.
The Ondo State governor the spate of insecurity across the country, noting that the security situation has deteriorated.
He stated that Nigeria’s security issues have transcended the Fulani herdsmen to the menace of bandits and ISWAP.
He said: “We governors in the South-west met and we are still more than convinced that there is no solution other than state police. The truth is that we will be prepared to protect ourselves and die in the process more than other people from outside. We can only protect ourselves better.
“We will be more committed to protecting ourselves. By the time we have state police, we will be encouraged to recruit people in a local government to work in that local government as security.
“For me, state police is not for self-aggrandizement. It is a reality of the time. For us in the south and even in the north, I know so many of them that have come to accept that a single command of police is not good for this country. This country is too big.
“We will continue to make our voice heard everywhere. We are almost there. We are licking our wounds here over the June 5 attack in Owo. It is a serious wound. We will never forget. We are putting together a memorial in a conspicuous place in Owo.”