Nigeria’s Centralised Policing Has Failed, Says Oyetola

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Nigeria’s Centralised Policing Has Failed, Says Oyetola

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, yesterday, in Abuja, reviewed the country’s security challenges and concluded that a sure way to tackle them is to decentralise the policing system.

Oyetola, who acknowledged community policing, argued that the intervention is inadequate as it is still being controlled from the centre.

He further argued that the constitutional provision that assigns the role of chief security officer to governors ought to have given them more powers to really and effectively perform their responsibilities as chief security officer.

Oyetola, who spoke at the second yearly colloquium of Sultan Maccido Institute for Peace, Leadership and Development Studies at the University of Abuja, identified poverty as a key cause of insecurity.

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