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The Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu, has stated that Nigeria needs state police urgently to address the precarious security situation in the country.
The congressman also called for the deployment of immediate measures to begin restructuring of Nigeria to forestall imminent disaster for the country.
The federal lawmaker who represents Awgu-Aninri-Oji River federal constituency of Enugu State spoke on a popular radio phone-in programme, entitled ‘Freedom Square’, on Solid FM station, monitored by The Eastern Updates in Enugu.
Harping on the need to reframe the infrastructure of managing security of the people, he declared the country cannot effectively tackle insecurity under the current security system.
Okechukwu insisted on the creation of state police as according to him, the routine structure of managing security should be domiciled in the state, not just in security matters but also in other matters like education.
He said the Federal Government cannot continue to run from pillar to post while the nation was being swallowed by insecurity, political strife, and economic/infrastructural decay.
He urged the Federal Government to adhere to calls by well-meaning Nigerians and groups, including Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo for the restructuring of the country.
He said he had personally moved a motion in the lower chamber for the adoption of the 2014 national political conference report as well as the Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s All Progressives Congress (APC) committee report on true federalism, as a working document by the Green Chambers.
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