Lamido Backs Call For Creation Of State Police

Channels Television  
Updated August 30, 2018

A presidential aspirant for the 2019 general elections under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Sule Lamido, has pledged to support the calls for the nation’s restructuring, especially with regards to the creation of state police.

Mr Lamido made the commitment on Wednesday at a meeting with the Deputy Governor of Benue State, Mr Benson Abounu at the Government House in Makurdi, in reaction to the security challenges the state has witnessed since the beginning of the year.

He said, “If you look at what has happened in the last two months, where the Federal government keeps using the federal might to emasculate the state, it means we need to ensure a system which will be able to give Nigerians a stronger hand to run their own affairs.

“Therefore, the police must be effective and to do that, we need to create state police.

“We need to look at the Constitution and see how the states can on their own fare better with the various packages to get their states properly developed”.