Last night, the Governors Forum set up a six man committee to explore the option of actualising state police in the country, in what may appear to be a tacit support for the restructuring of the country.
The committee in which the six geo-Political zones of the country are duly represented, was mandated to come up with the best way of policing the country in view of the myriads of security challenges and its attendant lost of lives.
The final decision was agreed upon after a closed-door meeting the governors had with the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.
After the meeting, while briefing State House Correspondents, the Chairman of Governors Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari flanked by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha stated that the meeting was dominated by the presentation made by the Inspector General of Police.
Furthermore, he also said that the IGP had sought the permission for the establishment of media outfits like radio and television for the Police Force.
These were the exact words of Governor Yari: “We discussed and we received presentation from the Inspector General of Police. He made a presentation to us canvassing for the support to introduce media outfits, radio and television for the force and as well the Police to go technologically from the manual of doing things.
“The Inspector General of Police dominated the whole day of our discussion today understanding what the issue of Police is into the system whereby in some other nations it is ten to one person but in Nigeria we have four hundred to one.
“So, they are having so many difficulties in funding which we are agreed that with the way things are going through the budgeting process, we cannot be able to fund police. So, the Inspector General of Police made us to know that there is a kind of trust fund bill which is before the National Assembly, asked for our support and the members of the national assembly especially the House of Representatives”.