At Last,Tinubu, Governors Agree on Establishment of State Police

…Sets up seriesof meetings to work out modalities

President Bola Tinubu alongside the governors on Thursday agreed to establish state police in the country.

The establishment of state police, it will be recalled, have been on the front burner of public discussion for some time now.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, disclosed this on Thursday.

He spoke while briefing State House correspondents at the end of an emergency meeting summoned by the President at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The minister said that there would be series of meetings to finetune the modalities for setting up state police.

He said, “But now, there is also a discussion around the issue of state police. The federal government and state governments are mulling the possibility of setting up state police.

“Of course, this is still going to be further discussed, a lot of work still has to be done in that direction. But what the federal government and state governments are agreeing to is the necessity of having state police.

“Now, this is a significant shift. But like I said, more works need to be done in that direction. A lot of meetings will have to happen between different governments and sub-nationals to see the modalities of achieving this.”