The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has revealed the solution to the incessant insecurity facing the country.
Speaking during his swearing-in for a second term in office in Akure on Wednesday, Akeredolu said the only way to solve the security challenges is through State Police.
The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum noted that every state must be allowed to secure its space and protect it from external forces.
Akeredolu said the call for state police led the South-West governors to form a regional security network codenamed Amotekun.
He noted that the establishment of Amotekun has been justified with successes recorded all over the South West region.
He said, “The primary responsibility of any government is the security of lives and property of its citizens.
“We are of the firm belief that it is high time the police central command became devolved to the federating units for effective monitoring.
“We have been relentless in advocating for the establishment of state police. There can be another way if we are indeed serious about securing lives and property.
“The ultimate is to convince others to understand that devolution of authority is inexorable. Every state must be allowed to secure its space.
“It is this incongruity which propelled the South-West governors to form a Regional security Network codenamed Amotekun.
“It has been able to work within the law establishing it. Its operations and successes recorded justify its establishment.”