Any governor that says he’ll tackle insecurity is lying

Any governor that says he’ll tackle insecurity is lying

- Governor Ishaku has said no governor is capable of tackling insecurity in the nation

- According to Ishaku, governors don’t have control over the police or army and can therefore do little or nothing about security

- The Taraba governor added that state policing is very important in dealing with the many security challenges facing the nation

Darius Ishaku, the governor of Taraba state, has said that any governor that says he will fight insecurity is simply lying.

The governor’s statement came some days after he banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state in the bid to encourage a clean environment, The Cable reports.

Ishaku made his opinion on insecurity known while answering questions from newsmen on Wednesday, May 22, during the distribution of fertilizers, seedlings, and agrochemicals to farmers in Jalingo.

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The governor also emphasized the need for state police in the nation to deal with the growing cases of insecurity.

Ishaku asked the residents of the state to pray to God for peace to reign in the state, saying he is powerless about the security challenges confronting Taraba state.

He said: “If any governor tells you that he will do anything about insecurity, such a governor is lying.

“As governors, we don’t have control over the police or army and virtually there is nothing we can do over security. We have been calling for the establishment of state police, but nobody seems to consider our position.

“The constitution did not place the security architecture of the country in the hands of governors. I am praying myself for peace and I have also asked the people of the state to pray for peace in the state.”

The governor also said that he will work on his achievements and improve the economy of the state through agriculture.

He mentioned that the state has carried rice farming experimentation in Karim Lamido and the success they had calls for the extension of the activity in places like River Donga and River Taraba.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that the deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu called on President Muhammadu Buhari to throw his weight behind calls for state police in order to solve the issue of insecurity in Nigeria.

In a statement by Ekweremadu's special adviser on media, Uche Anichukwu, the lawmaker made the call in Abuja on Thursday, May 16, at the opening of a two-day conference on the implementation of autonomy of state legislature and state judiciary. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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