BREAKING: President, Governors Agree On Creation Of State Police


Faced with a widening dragnet of nationwide insecurity, killings and kidnappings, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the governors today Thursday agreed on the establishment of state police .

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, made the disclosure, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of an emergency meeting summoned by the President at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Minister said there would be a series of meetings to fine-tune the modalities for their establishment.

Idris said, “But now, there is also a discussion around the issue of state police. The federal government and state governments are mulling the possibility of setting up state police.

“Of course, this is still going to be further discussed, a lot of work still has to be done in that direction. But what the federal government and state governments are agreeing to the necessity of having state police.

“Now, this is a significant shift. But like I said, more works need to be done in that direction. A lot of meetings will have to happen between different government and sub nationals to see the modalities of achieving this.”


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