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The governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari has said that Nigeria is matured for state police. The governor made the declaration yesterday, in his country home, Talata Mafara, Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara State, when the NUJ Democracy Dividend Media Team visited him.

The chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum added that given the security situation in the country, the establishment of state police has become inevitable, if Nigeria must find lasting peace.

“As the chief security officer of my state, if I appoint the state commissioner of police, he will be answerable to my command. He knows that if he fails in his duty, I can fire him. But as it is today, there is little a governor can do,” he said.
Yari downplayed the fear of abuse being advanced by anti-state police campaigners, noting that, some state governors are accusing the federal government of using federal police against them.

“The establishment of state police is meant to compliment the federal police. The fear of abuse is unfounded, given that there will be checks and balances in the application of the state police,” he added.

Meanwhile, the national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has lauded the achievements of Governor Abdulazeez Yari of Zamfara State, especially, in the provision of road infrastructures, education and improved healthcare facilities.

The president of NUJ, Mr Abdulwahid Odusile made this commendation in Gusau, capital of Zamfara State, after two days of NUJ Democracy Dividend Media Tour of projects executed by the Yari administration since coming to power in 2011.

While conducting newsmen round the health facilities and infrastructures provided by the Yari’s government, the Special Assistance to the governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Hon Ibrahim Dosara said, the Yari led government has left no stone unturned to ensure easy access to quality healthcare services by the people of the state.

dulazeez Yari has said that Nigeria is matured for state police. The governor made the declaration yesterday, in his country home, Talata Mafara, Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara State, when the NUJ Democracy Dividend Media Team visited him.
The chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum added that given the security situation in the country, the establishment of state police has become inevitable, if Nigeria must find lasting peace.

“As the chief security officer of my state, if I appoint the state commissioner of police, he will be answerable to my command. He knows that if he fails in his duty, I can fire him. But as it is today, there is little a governor can do,” he said.

Yari downplayed the fear of abuse being advanced by anti-state police campaigners, noting that, some state governors are accusing the federal government of using federal police against them.

“The establishment of state police is meant to compliment the federal police. The fear of abuse is unfounded, given that there will be checks and balances in the application of the state police,” he added.

 

The president of NUJ, Mr Abdulwahid Odusile made this commendation in Gusau, capital of Zamfara State, after two days of NUJ Democracy Dividend Media Tour of projects executed by the Yari administration since coming to power in 2011.

While conducting newsmen round the health facilities and infrastructures provid

ed by the Yari’s government, the Special Assistance to the governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Hon Ibrahim Dosara said, the Yari led government has left no stone unturned to ensure easy access to quality healthcare services by the people of the state.



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