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State Police Can be Created within 10 Days – Ekweremadu
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State Police Can be Created within 10 Days – Ekweremadu

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Committee on Electoral Reforms and Constitutional Amendment, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday, said, with the right political will in place, Nigeria can have state police within ten days. He said this in an address during the inauguration of the committee at the PDP National Headquarters, in Abuja. Ekweremadu, who served as Deputy Senate President and Chairman of the Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution in the 7th and 8th National Assembly, noted that there was a general consensus that the current centralized system of policing has failed woefully. He said, “The weaknesses in our structure and the Constitution we operate, have never been as pronounced as they are today. Some of us forewarned that feeding bottle fede...
If Colombia can Have State Police, Why Not Nigeria – Obasanjo
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If Colombia can Have State Police, Why Not Nigeria – Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President of Nigeria has lent his voice to the call for state police, saying it will make the establishment of Amotekun unnecessary. Obasanjo though agreed that there were different views on restricting, said devolution of powers, responsibilities and resources had become necessary to allow for healthy competition among states. He disclosed this on Sunday during a virtual interview hosted by a historian and columnist, Toyin Falola. The erstwhile president had been against the establishment of state police, saying it was not right for the country. Obasanjo was quoted to be of the view that the such would take the country back to the 1950s. During the interview, the elder statesman, however, reportedly aligned with a statement credited to the Govern...