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Govs Will Not Abuse State Police – Abubakar



Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar has dismissed insinuations that governors will abuse State Police if created.

Recall that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo last week advocated for state police as panacea to the insecurity bedevilling the nation.

On Monday, the chairman of the Nigerian governors forum and Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari endorsed the creation of state police.

Speaking to State House correspondents yesterday, Governor Abubakar allayed fears of abuse, noting that Nigerians should think of building institutions and not individuals.

Disclosing that Nigeria copied the American system where every Federation has its police, he stressed the need for all federating units to be independent to achieve true federalism.

He said:”Well, the nation is a federation. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria provides for a federal system and in federal system, the federating units are all independent in their own sphere of influence.

“We copied the Constitution from the American Constitution and if you go to America you discover that there is County Police, there is State Police and then Federal Police.If we are going to engender true federalism that is probably the beginning.

On fears of abusing state police by governors he said , “I do not think so, there will always be fears but we should not think in terms of individuals in Nigeria, that is our bane, we should think in terms of developing institutions.

“When we develop institutions and the plain truth, they take care of the indiscretions of individuals,” he added.