Federal lawmaker speaks on far-reaching implications of State Police

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By Mustapha Usman 

A member, representing Fagge Federal House of Representatives, Aminu Goro, has kicked against the proposed creation of State Police, saying that such venture would be tantamount to an invitation to anarchy.

Mr Goro stated this at the Inspiring Leadership Reflection Interactive Session Series, ILERIS, organised by Centre for Information Technology and Development CITAD, on Monday.

The lawmaker said it was foolhardy to confer the control of Police to state governors, adding that that would only worsen security situation in the country.

Mr Goro emphasised that some governors could use the opportunity to bar their political rivals from entering their states.

He maintained that the Federal Government should maintain and improve the Police force.

“I don’t, and I will not support state Police. It is an invitation to anarchy. It is an invitation to violence to confer the police apparatus in the hands of the state governors.

“If state police is actualised, there would be time when you would have to pay before you even use a toilet.

“I prefer to leave it in the hand of the Federal government.

“The federal government should just improve the police in its continued efforts in fighting insecurity in the states.

“Creating state police will only worsen security situation in this country, “he said

Mr Goro also expressed his support towards abolishing state independent electoral commissions, disclosing that the House of Representatives has passed a resolution to that effect in the constitutional amendment.

He further said that the house was waiting for the resolutions from the state Assembly.