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2023: APC presidential candidate harps on insecurity, state police

  Following the insecurity challenges, that have bedevilled the country and the need to create state police, the presidential candidate of t...


 

Following the insecurity challenges, that have bedevilled the country and the need to create state police, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has given a condition for creating the state police.

 

Recall that many opinion leaders have repeatedly called for the creation of state police.

 

However, while addressing leaders of the northern region on Monday in Kaduna, Tinubu said the creation of state police can only be achieved through a constitutional amendment that will require the collective support of all stakeholders including the National Assembly and socioeconomic organisations.

 

Tinubu said his administration if voted into power, would give top priority to state police and ensure that more security personnel are recruited to deal with banditry in the country.

 

He said ”if I assume office as president in 2023, terrorism and other violent crimes bedevilling the country would be a thing of the past. Tackling insecurity will pave way for the economic prosperity of the nation through reindustrialization of the country in line with global best practices.

 

He assured Nigerians that if elected as president, his administration will all necessary attention to consolidating the recent investment in security by President Muhammadu Buhari

 

Tinubu also told the northern leaders that his administration will not give up on the fight against corruption but will support existing anti-corruption institutions to address the underlying issues that make corruption thrive.

 

He added that he would strengthen existing transparency mechanisms in the areas of public procurement and whistle-blower policy as preventive strategies against corruption.

 

He stated that credit incentives and mortgages to citizens especially public servants and those in the private sector will help drastically reduce the menace of corruption

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