The Southern Governors Forum in the country has again clamored for the creation of state police which they claim is the only logical and pragmatic solution to the pervasive problem of insecurity in the land.
Speaking after Governors and traditional rulers from the Northern region of the country expressed their support for the creation of state police, the Southern Governors added that devolution of powers is the surest path to progress.
The statement released by Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo and chairman of the forum, read;
“We, on our part at the Southern Governors’ Forum, have continued to reiterate the fact of the incongruity inherent in an arrangement which purports to be federal, nominally, but whose observances stand at variance with the best practices espoused by climes considered advanced and progressing, amenable to nuances and adaptations which reflect and accommodate the yearnings for inclusion of the component units.
“We 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.
“In addition to this, we shall not fail to renew the call for the adoption of policies geared towards real devolution of powers to the federating units indeed.
“This is the surest path to peace and progress.”