In the face of the prevailing insecurity in the country, Laolu Akande, a former spokesman to former Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has urged President Bola Tinubu, state governors, and National Assembly members to establish state police.
Akande, speaking on Friday, said the current centralized security structure was inadequate to resolve the insecurity situation in the country.
He, however, called for a proper constitutional amendment that will define how the state police and its powers will not be abused, while also calling for a proper rules of engagement.
Akande said: “The time has come to give that authority and power.
“Now, this has to be done properly and that is why we are calling for a proper constitutional amendment that will define how this will not be abused.
“It is also important for all the stakeholders to come together and ensure proper rules of engagement. The time for state police is now. We are calling on the President.
“We are calling on the governors, the members of the National Assembly and the State Assemblies to set the ball rolling and we are also calling on the traditional rulers, religious leaders and all leaders of thought to come behind this idea of state police.”