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FG approves state police, modalities being worked on – Idris

Reconsidering security: The case for regional police in Nigeria

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday agreed on the need to establish state police as recommended by State Governors.

Mohammed Idris, the minister of information and national orientation dropped the hint while briefing State House journalists after a meeting with President Tinubu and State Governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Minister said the President and the Governors establishes a committee to deepen the conversation on the issue, as well as workout modalities for the establishment of the State Police.

Idris revealed that the meeting also discussed and took far reaching decisions on issue of security and food scarcity

He revealed that the meeting also agreed to halt the earlier decision by the federal government to embark on food importation

The meeting, according to him, is expected to continue to engage and interact to allow for open dialogue

They also resolved to work with the National Security Adviser NSA and other security agencies to interface with the Governors to check hoarding of foods across the country.

“A decision has been taken that there will be no need for food importation
He described the current food scarcity as ” a temporary difficulty that will soon go away.”

More investments are to be made in the agriculture sector so that more foods will be made available to Nigerians

“On security, the President and state Governors resolved to set up State Police, as well as increase Forest Rangers”.

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