Poverty, Centralised Policing Fuelling Insecurity In Nigeria, Says Oyetola

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Poverty, Centralised Policing Fuelling Insecurity In Nigeria, Says Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday said Nigeria would overcome the ongoing security challenges if it decentralizes the current centralised policing.

While acknowledging the intervention of community policing, the governor noted that the intervention was inadequate as it is still being controlled from the centre.

He added that the constitutional provision that assigned the role of Chief Security Officer to governors ought to have given them more powers to perform their responsibilities effectively.

Oyetola, who spoke at the 2nd Annual Colloquium of the Sultan Maccido Institute for Peace, Leadership and Development Studies, at the University of Abuja identified poverty as a key source of insecurity.

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