Southern Governors Accuse Northern Colleagues of Insincerity on State Police

The gulf widened among governors on the call for state police Sunday as two Southern governors took on their Northern counterparts who have opposed the decentralisation of the Nigerian Police Force.

The two governors, who craved anonymity, told THISDAY that the Northern governors’ decision was a betrayal of the position of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) that is in the vanguard for the creation of state police to be included as one of the clauses in the amendment to the 1999 Constitution. According to them, it was based on this decision that the NGF proposed the inclusion of state police and review of the revenue sharing formula, among other issues, as part of the amendments it had submitted to the National Assembly Constitution Review Committee. –


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