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Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum NGF, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, on Friday said Nigeria Governors were still divided over the issue of State Police
Speaking with State House Correspondents at the end of a Security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Fayemi disclosed that while some States have taken a position to have State Police, others were of the opinion that the security situation was not enough to warrant such arrangements
“The position of the NGF on that is that we have not taken any position because experiences vary. There are some states where experience does not necessarily lend itself to more devolved policing arrangements to the State. But there also States, where there are agitations for this and their own Governors too, have the view that, that will work better in their own States,” he said.
Fayemi noted that there were however economic issues revolving around it, including whether there are capacities to fund the State Police.
“These are the issues that will come to play, when we get to the NEC meeting that will be called.”
Fayemi however could not state when the meeting to discuss the issues would be held, but assured that he was meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to schedule a date for the meeting
He disclosed that the meeting which was at the instance of the Governors was called to review the current security situation and expressed concerns about the issue.“We kept the President abreast of the situation, and made suggestions as to what we could do to assist the President on the issue.
He stated that the meeting also looked at the economic situation in the country and how they impinge on the security in the various States