Just In: 16 Nigerian Governors Endorse State Police As Insecurity Threatens Tinubu’s Govt

Just In: 16 Nigerian Governors Endorse State Police As Insecurity Threatens Tinubu’s Govt

  • No fewer than 16 Nigerian governors have backed state policing following the spate of insecurity in Nigeria
  • The National Economic Council confirmed the development to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, March 21 after the virtual meeting
  • The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning Atiku Bagudu, also shared further details on the development

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

State House, Abuja - Following the spate of insecurity in Nigeria, 16 state governors on Thursday, March 21, endorsed the establishment of state police.

16 governors back state police as insecurity troubles Tinubu's government
President Tinubu and APC governors. Photo credit: Buhari Sallau
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The National Economic Council (NEC) disclosed this on Thursday in a report submitted to the Council at its 140th meeting held virtually and chaired by Vice President Kashim Shettima, Channels TV reported.

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The minister of Budget and Economic Planning Atiku Bagudu who briefed State House correspondents virtually after the meeting, said out of the 36 states, 20 state governors and the FCT were yet to make their submissions.

However, Bagudu did not mention the states.

He noted that the governors who submitted their memos also called for the review of the Nigerian Constitution.

This comes barely 24 hours after the Nigerian Sanctions Committee complied with the Federal Government's orders and disclosed the names of 15 entities, including nine individuals and six Bureau De Change firms.

These entities are facing sanctions due to suspicions of involvement in financing terrorism.

According to Daily Trust, one individual was identified as part of the Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladissudam terrorist group, which is linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

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Afenifere tells Tinubu how to deal with terrorists

In another development, Legit.ng reported that the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has warned President Bola Ahmed Tinubu that he could not afford to fail like his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari.

Afenifere urged Tinubu to go after those sponsoring terrorism as it would serve as a deterrent to criminals in the country.

The publicity secretary and deputy national publicity secretary, Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo and Prince Justice Faloye disclosed this in a statement on Monday, March 11, Daily Trust reported.

“It is down to you Mr President if you would rather go the way of your predecessors, by looking the other way and letting innocent blood flow, be disgraced and set for an early exit or find the strength, the will and the courage to face the sponsors of terror, with the resolve to eradicating this Abiku scourge from ever again taking root anywhere in our land."

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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