Police Of Nigeria

The Governors Want To Decentralize The Police Of Nigeria

In-charge provisional President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday stated that the Federal and state governments remained determined regarding the decentralization of policing in Nigeria.

As per the statement by the Special Assistant to Yemi Osinbajo, the acting president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the purpose of the decentralization is to enhance the standard of police and security department of the nation.

The statement was released on Thursday night; only a few hours post the National Economic Council (NEC) stated in defense of the Federal Government’s plan regarding decentralization of police. Along with supporting the decentralization idea, the NEC established a team including the state governors and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to make sure the practical execution of the same.

Other aspects discussed at the meeting constitutes the allowance of tax by state governments, the development of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and an upgrade on the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee.