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States Policing: Powers Should Be Shared Between States And Federal Government – Commonder Duro Advised

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The move by the House of Representatives to es.tablish state Poelice has been described as best step in the right direction  for the protection of lives and properties in the country.

The commendation was given yesterday by Commonder Duro Omodora Jerry (Rtd) Special Adviser to Kogs State Governor on Security at the National dialogue on state poliicing organised by the House of Representatives as part of on going engagement for the amendments of the 1999 Constitution.
He said,  it is not about the question whether Nigerians need State Police  or not, it’s aobout the implementation of it state level after Mr. President and states have endorsed it.
Commonder Duro noted that, what is required at the moment is a wholistic approach on how best to implement the system at state level without abusing the power  by the state governors.
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He said, to avoid doing that, the responsibilities should be shared between the  states and the Federal Government  in such a way that, there won’t be abuse.
The Commander advised that, the  Natifonal Assembly should have technical Committees that will come up with a legal frameworks on the issues of funding,  recruitment, training and other issues that are critical for the implementation.
Noting that,  if it’s done all grey areas would be addressed for the successful take off of State police without any problem. Adding that,  there are crimes that will be handled by the Federal police example like the terrorism.
He said, there would be a division of Labour and responsibilities for states and federal police to avoid conflict.  He thanked the House of Representatives for organising this important National dialogue under the leadership of Speaker Tajudeen Abbas


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