State Police Memoranda by Govs is Waste of Time — Makinde

Says it is a constitutional thing and should go to the National Assembly.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State X ( Formally Twitter)

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has described the submission of memoranda by governors to state police as a waste of time.

 Makinde made this known in an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Friday, March 22, 2024.


He criticised six governors’ proposals for a report on the matter to the National Economic Council (NEC).

They affirmed that it would address the multitude of security problems facing the country.

Meanwhile, 20 other state governors were yet to forward their reports to permit the NEC to act on them.

Responding, Makinde said, I did not submit any message to the state police. But my position is very clear about state police. I see it, unfortunately, as a waste of our time.

 I did not submit, not because of egotism but because I don’t think the approach will swiftly get us to where we want to go. You are telling the states to submit a memorandum on how state strategies will work.

Governor Makinde opined that the issue of the state police can best be handled by the National Assembly and not the National Economic Council or the National Security Adviser.

He advised that the problem must pass through the parliament since it is a constitutional matter before being replicated at the state houses of assembly.

Mankind said, The National Assembly, they know what to do. They have people who can quickly do this work.

It is not the National Security Adviser or the National Economic Council that will deal with the issue of state police.

It is a constitutional thing and should go to the National Assembly. Then, at the state level, we get our state houses of assembly to pass this law.

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