Nigeria Needs State Police To Tackle Insecurity – Obasanjo

Nigeria Needs State Police To Tackle Insecurity – Obasanjo
Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed that it will take the creation of state police to tackle the insecurity problem facing the nation.

Obasanjo stated that nation building could only be achieved when government was able to guarantee a safe environment for citizens.

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The ex-President spoke on Friday in Lagos during a lecture titled, ‘Social responsibility in nation building,’ which he delivered at the 78th anniversary of Island Club.

He said, “I have said it before and I will say it again. Nigeria should have state police in all the states so that they can adequately tackle insecurity. Guaranteeing citizens a safe environment and round security is one thing a government must do.

“No nation can be built where peace, security and stability are not assured or guaranteed and with reasonable predictability of the President and the future not enthroned.”