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State police’ll address insecurity, says Hon Kawu Sumaila

The Former Minority Leader, Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila has advocated for the establishment of state police to fully address the security situation bedeviling the country.

Hon. Kawu Sumaila pointed out that Nigeria’s security system is failing over the times, noting that the system is not in tandem with the need and desire of the people.

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“For instance in a country with heterogenous nature like Nigeria, federal system as we claim to be with over 200 million people with one Inspector General of Police, it is difficult for him to Police Nigeria, so whether we like it or not, we need to have a second look at the policing system of the country,” Sumaila however said.

Sumaila who is the Kano- South Senatorial Candidate under the Platform of NNPP in 2023 Elections stated that calling for state police is imperative considering the growth of Nigeria’s population, inadequate of police personnel and rising of crime and criminality in society.

“I’m 100% in support of state police. We need to have a state police take kano state for example we are almost 20 million and the total number of police in kano is less than 8,000 and from my own local government we have two division and the police men there is less than 80 personnel with population of almost 500,000,”

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“On the other hand, we have the Local Government with about 600 men in general, what are they doing? We need to attend to these areas. We need to secure the country and the people before we talk about development,”

A former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President Buhari on Assembly Matters stressed his determination if elected to pursue his dream of addressing series of lacunas in Nigeria’s Constitution.

“From my understanding and previous experience, we need to attend to our constitution. There are series of lacunas in our constitution which leads to so many issues, security economy even the social aspect of our lives which has a relationship with the constitution needs to be revisited,”

“If I become the senator of the federal republic of Nigeria, I will insist to have a complete and comprehensive look at the constitution.” he further stated
The season politician also emphasized on the importance of local government autonomy saying insisting that devolution of power brings about governance.

“Then in the other area, the local government system, in every developed or underdeveloped nation they must be a system which will touch the grassroot which local government autonomy.

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We need to give the local government system a second look, I’m in full support of devolution of power, reducing the power of the federal government and transfer some power to the state and local government.”

There is no need for the federal government to embark on some of the projects its executing in many instances.”


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