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Give us state police, decentralize judiciary now and allow states to control resources – El-Rufai tells FG

Give us state police, decentralize judiciary now and allow states to control resources ? El-Rufai tells FG

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has renewed calls for devolution of power between the Federal Government and 36 states in the country.

 

The Governor who was one of the speakers at a programme called ‘Radio Now’s Urgent Conversation’ which aired on Channels Television on Friday February 19, stated that centralised police for the country has not worked.

 

El-Rufai said;

 

“I will dwell on three of the issues that I believe are critical to the immediate needs of the country to pull back from the brink.

“The first, it is imperative for Federal, state, and community policing. We do not have enough police. One centralised police for the country just has not worked.”

 

He also called for state control of resources and a less unitary judiciary. El-Rufai added;

 

“Secondly, we must amend the constitution and relevant laws to ensure control of oil and gas, mines, and minerals in the states that already have control over land under the land use Act with royalties and taxes payable to the Federal Government and the Federation Account

“Number three, we must rectify the anomaly of a Federation that has a more or less unitary judiciary.”

 

On urgency of the demand, the Governor said;

 

 “My first recommendation is to implement the three key devolution proposals that I mentioned above. Give us state police now, vest all minerals in the state now, and decentralised our judiciary now, not tomorrow, not later.”

 

On banditry, the Governor said;

 

“It is an understatement to say that Nigeria is in one of its most difficult moments. The genuine fears for their lives and property felt by many citizens across the country need to be assuaged. All responsible persons must show compassion to our compatriots that have been affected while calming nerves.

“Banditry is a national problem, with victims from all parts of the country, and we should address it with a common resolve.”


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