Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, has said that President Buhari cannot approve state policing by his own decree.
Falana said: “The president cannot, by fiat, approve state police. It is a constitutional matter. A bill has to go to the National Assembly and the bill can originate from either of the two houses.
“And we have made this point repeatedly, for governors who are asking for state police it’s not to appeal to the president, but to mobilize the national assembly members to amend the constitution.
“We have had about four amendments of the constitution and this matter has never agitated the minds of our legislators.