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State Police will bolster Security In Nigeria–Clean Foundation

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By Rabiu Sanusi

The CLEEN Foundation has expressed its full support for the Federal Government of Nigeria’s consideration of establishing state police as part of ongoing efforts to bolster security and safeguard citizens.

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The foundation Leader Mr Guard Peter commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his visionary leadership in addressing the evolving security challenges faced by the nation.

Mr Peter Embracing the principle of subsidiarity, the proposed state police forces aim to decentralize law enforcement responsibilities, empowering state governments to effectively handle local security threats.

peter has outlined crucial recommendations to facilitate the successful implementation of state police in Nigeria.

He advocates for constitutional amendments to accommodate the establishment and regulation of state police forces, ensuring checks and balances. Critical sections, including Section 214, 215, 216, 217, 318, Schedule 2, Part I & II, and Schedule 4, Part I, are identified for necessary amendments.

“To guarantee integrity and professionalism, robust oversight, transparency, and accountability mechanisms are proposed. The establishment of an independent State Police Service Commission is suggested, overseeing recruitment, training, discipline, and administration..”

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Recognizing potential financial challenges, the foundation Leader calls for allocating sufficient resources to support personnel recruitment, training, and retention, as well as modern technology procurement. Fiscal federalism is proposed to ease the burden on the federal government.

“A clear and comprehensive legal framework governing state police operations, collaboration protocols with federal agencies, jurisdictional boundaries, and grievance mechanisms are recommended.

He also advocates for public awareness campaigns to educate citizens about the role and responsibilities of state police forces, promoting a better understanding of their rights and obligations in supporting law enforcement efforts.

Mr Peter however calls on development partners and stakeholders to rally behind the President’s vision and implement the proposed recommendations for a safer, secure, and prosperous future for all Nigerians.

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