The Southern Governors Forum has praised 19 Northern Governors and Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council for their support for the establishment of State Police.

Written by on September 20, 2022

The Southern Governors Forum have received with great relief the news of the resolution of the 19 Northern State Governors and Northern Traditional Rulers Council ( NTRC) to call for the immediate establishment of State Police to address the continued insecurity challenges in the country.

Governor Akeredolu noted that their decision to support the call for constitutional amendment to reflect the current realities could not have come at a better time than now when the confidence in the capacity of the Federal Government to secure the country appears shaky.

He added that all patriots must salute the courage of the 19 Northern Governors and the Northern Traditional Rulers Council for their stance at this crucial moment in the country.

In a statement signed by the Ondo State Governor who doubles as the Chairman Southern Governors Forum, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, added that they will continue to insist on the creation of State Police as the only logical and pragmatic solution to the pervasive problem of insecurity in the land and they shall not fail to renew the call for the adoption of policies geared towards real devolution of powers to the federating units indeed.

Gov Akeredolu maintained that the Northern Governors’ support for State Police creation is the surest path to peace and progress in the country.


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