Governor Nasir El-Rufai has raised an alarm of happenings in the Nigerian Police Force
The Kaduna State Governor who spoke in an interview on Channels Television on Monday, November 30, insisted that decentralizing the police was the way to go for Nigeria.
El-Rufai stated that the number of policemen in Nigeria is inadequate, and also alleged that some of them are engaged in non-police duties like carrying handbags of the wives of important people.
“We have always made a very strong argument that one centralized police in a federation does not work; Nigeria is the only country in the world that is a federation that has only one police force.
“We have made the argument that states should be allowed to have their own police and even the local governments should be allowed to have community policing.
“The number of policemen we have in Nigeria is inadequate, it is less than half of what we need and a large percentage of them are engaged in non-police duties like carrying handbags of the wives of important people.
“We need to have a greater footprint of police in Nigeria and the only way to achieve that in a fast track manner is to amend the Constitution and put policing on the concurrent list as recommended by the APC True Federalism Committee so that we have more policemen.”