16 Governors Back Calls For Establishment Of State Police

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Nigerian governors have expressed their backing for the proposed state police, believing it can fix current flaws in the country’s security system.

They believe that the matter of state policing should be officially discussed during the ongoing constitutional amendment process.

These decisions were made during a virtual meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday.

A statement released after the meeting, signed by NGF Chairman Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, was shared on Thursday, March 21st.

According to the communique, the governors “highlighted the need for state policing as a critical amendment in the ongoing 1999 constitutional amendment proceedings to correct a fundamental flaw in the national security architecture.”

They also highlighted some important factors that the National Minimum Wage Committee (NMWC) should take into account before making a decision on the minimum wage.

“Members reviewed the progress of the National Minimum Wage Committee (NMWC) and ongoing multi-stakeholder engagements towards agreeing on a fair minimum wage.

“Members urged the NMWC to consider the current realities, individual state peculiarities, and consequential impact on the capacity of the government as well as private sector employers to pay.

“Members also emphasized the need for proposals to be data-driven and evidence-based.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.