President TINUBU’S government to recruit more police personnel to curb insecurity

Thursday, February 15, 2024 
President Bola Tinubu has revealed that his government is working towards the creation of state police which will replace vigilantes in some states.

A press statement released by his aide on Information & Strategy, Bayo Onanuga on Thursday mentioned that the Federal Government’s readiness to work with state governments and the National Assembly towards the actual creation of the security outfits which would be within the control of every state governor in the country.

The Presidency’s statement has reaffirmed the commitment that the government across the board will work towards the mechanism needed to fasten the creation of the state police.

The statement read: “President Bola Tinubu in company of Vice President Kashim Shettima today at the State House met with the 36 States Governors and the FCT Minister. The meeting agreed on common ground to addressing some of the challenges currently facing the country especially the rising cost of food and insecurity.

“After extensive deliberations the President and Governors agreed to work together to solve the problems and tackle the economic pressure being faced by the citizens. Below are the key takeaways from what the President told the Governors to do:

“On addressing insecurity which is also affecting farming and food production, President Tinubu made 3 key pronouncements.

“More police personnel to be recruited to strengthen the force.

“President Tinubu informed the Governors that the Federal Government will work with them and the National Assembly towards putting in place a mechanism that will engender state police instead of the vigilantes that are being used in some states.

“The President charged the Governors to strengthen their Forest Rangers and arm them to keep all the forest safe from criminals.

 “Modalities for State Police and addressing security issues to be discussed further at National Economic Council.”

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