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Nigeria Ripe For State Policing – Tinubu Disagrees With IGP Egbetokun




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President Bola Tinubu has said the country needs state policing to address diverse community needs and improve security nationwide.

The Nigerian leader stated this on Monday at the one-day National Dialogue on State Policing, which was held in Abuja and had the theme “Pathways to Peace: Reimagining Policing in Nigeria.”

President Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, said state policing is not just a policy proposal but a potential milestone in the evolution of the nation’s law enforcement framework.

He added that state policing would create the opportunity to shape law enforcement in a manner that closely addresses the various demands of communities across the country.


The President also described his administration’s unwavering resolve to reform the Nigeria Police Force and enhance security across the country.

President Tinubu noted that his administration is well aware of the complex security issues confronting Nigeria and is continually developing and refining its strategies and methods to address the challenges effectively.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has stated that Nigeria is not mature enough to operate state governments-controlled police.


The police boss also argued that state policing would further exacerbate the existing ethnic tension in Nigeria.

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