Breaking: President Buhari Denies Approving State/LG Police
President Muhammadu Buhari has denied approving state/ LGA Police. A statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu on Monday stated that the president has only received a report on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which contained a recommendation for the creation of state/LGA police.
The statement added that, the President requested that the report be studied and a white paper produced within three months. Adding that, president Buhari’s specific directive is that a three-man panel be set up to produce the white paper.
The President said the report of the white paper committee will form the basis of the decisions of the government on the many recommendations, including the setting up of state and local government police made by the Ojukwu panel.
Until a white paper is produced, it will be premature and pre-emptive to suggest that the recommendations contained in the report have been approved by the President in part or whole.
There have been trending reports that the president today approved state/ LGA police.