Nigerian governor offers solution to insecurity, explains what each state must do

Nigerian governor offers solution to insecurity, explains what each state must do

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has proferred a solution to tackle the issue of insecurity in Nigeria

– Akeredolu on Wednesday, February 24, recommended that all 36 states be allowed to protect their areas

– According to him, the security of lives and property is the primary responsibility of any government

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Amid the rise in the level of insecurity in Nigeria, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has said that every state must be allowed to secure its space.

The Punch reports that Akeredoly made this known on Wednesday, February 24, during his second-term inauguration at the International Centre for Culture and Events in Akure.

The chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum who noted that the primary responsibility of any government is the security of lives and property of its citizens called for the establishment of state police.

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Nigerian governor offers solution to insecurity, explains what each state must do

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is advocating for each state to protect its area.
Photo credit: @RotimiAkeredolu
Source: UGC

According to him, the difference prompted the southwest governors to form a regional security network popularly known as Amotekun.

He went on to note that the governors of the region believe it is time for the police central command to delegate units for effective monitoring.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria’s former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, said that the security threats currently being faced by Nigeria can be tackled with long-term planning.

Babangida, in an interview on Tuesday, February 23, stated that the nation can overcome its security issues if those in the position of authority plan appropriately.

he said quashing the threats posed by kidnappers, bandits, and the insurgents require a lot of planning, adding that it is not a short-term plan.

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