A PDP chieftain and former former deputy president of the senate Ike Ekweremadu, says Nigeria can create state police in 10 days.
He made this comment whole speaking at the inaugurations of the party’s committee on electoral act and constitution amendment which he now chairs,
He noted that what is needed is just the political will for the constitution to be amended in 10 days to provide the legal framework for state police.
He urged the Federal Government to take adequate measured to protect lives and property across the country.
“The weaknesses in our structure and the constitution we operate have never been as pronounced as they are today,” Uche Anichukwu, Ekweremadu’s media aide, quoted the lawmaker as saying in a statement on Thursday.
“I must also add that it is unfortunate that the rain, which some of us shouted on top of our voices, forewarning the nation against and even proposed policies and sponsored Bills to avert, is now beating us heavily.
“I rallied my colleagues and together we sponsored the bill for the creation of state police in the 8th national assembly. I am equally sponsoring a bill for the creation of state police in the current senate.
“Unfortunately, we do not appear ready yet or show a sense of urgency to stem the tide of insecurity or rebuild our economy through the decentralisation or devolution of power.
“With the right political will, the amendments to the constitution to achieve decentralised police and secure lives and property can be achieved in 10 days.”
He noted that the community policing initiative is “illusory, cosmetic, ephemeral, inorganic, and will certainly not change anything”.
“We must also have it at the back of our minds that things will probably get worse,” he said.