Nigeria ripe for state policing, it will curb insecurity – Primate Ayodele

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The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Tuesday, said Nigeria is ripe for state policing because it will curb insecurity in the country.

He was reacting to the statement of the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, on the formation of state police.

On Monday, Egbetokun declared that Nigeria is not yet ripe for state policing despite the readiness of President Bola Tinubu’s administration to implement it.

However, Primate Ayodele explained that if the government utilizes the process properly, state policing will assist the police tremendously in terms of providing local intelligence to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens.

In a statement by his media aide, Oluwatosin Osho, the prophet made it known that it will create more employment opportunities, and if well utilized and used for citizens, it will improve insecurity.

He said, ‘’Nigeria is having so many security issues but the state police will add value to the police. If we utilize the process properly, state police will help. It will help to provide local intelligence and create faster means to curb insecurity in the country.

‘’Apart from creating employment, state security will assist in curbing insecurity. It will complement the work of policemen; it will improve our insecurity if it is used for the generality of humanity.’’

However, he advised the Federal Government to ensure that the process is managed properly to avoid being used to oppress ordinary citizens by politicians and state governors.

‘’All the government needs to do is work on funding and manage the process properly by ensuring they are not used for selfish needs by politicians and state governors.

‘’Nigeria is ripe for state police; they should do the funding well and put necessary things in place and not to oppress people,” he added.

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