The federal government on Thursday, February 15, said it is considering the adoption of a state police system to curb rising insecurity across the country.

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, disclosed this while briefing journalists at the State House on Thursday, after a meeting between President Bola Tinubu and governors.

The ministry was joined at the briefing by Governors Caleb Mutfwang (Plateau), Ubah Sani (Kaduna), and Sheriff Oborevwori (Delta).

According to him, the possibility of state police will be further discussed.

He also said a lot of work needs to be done, adding that the president and governors have agreed to work out the modalities.

While noting that both the federal and state governments are mulling the idea, Mohammed said a series of meetings are in the pipeline to determine the modalities for setting up the state police.

He, therefore, noted that nothing concrete has yet been determined.

Apart from security, Thursday’s meeting also dwelt on the food situation in the country with the minister disclosing that a committee had been set up to synthesize all that had been discussed at the meeting.

He said the president has directed the national security adviser, the director general of the Department of State Services, and the Inspector General of Police to cooperate with governors to end the hoarding of food commodities in the country.

The government’s spokesman also signaled that there will be no import of food commodities contrary to the position earlier taken by the federal government.

He explained that the government wants to sustain the gains already made in local food production, believing that the country can feed itself and be a net exporter.

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Credit : The Nation Newspaper