The Southern Governors Forum has again called for the creation of a state police which they say is the only logical and pragmatic solution to the pervasive problem of insecurity in the country.
Speaking after governors and traditional leaders in the country’s northern region voiced support for the creation of the state police, southern governors added that decentralization of powers is the surest path to the progress.
The statement issued by Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo and President of the forum, reads as follows;
“We, on our side at the Southern Governors Forum, have continued to reiterate the fact of the inherent incongruity of an arrangement that purports to be federal, nominally, but whose observances are at odds with the best practices adopted by considered climates as advanced and progressing, susceptible to nuances and adaptations that reflect and accommodate the aspirations for inclusion of the component units.
“We will continue to insist on the creation of the state police as the only logical and pragmatic solution to the pervasive problem of insecurity in the country.
“Furthermore, we will not fail to renew the call for the adoption of policies oriented towards a real devolution of powers to the federating units.
“It is the surest path to peace and progress.”