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Nigeria’s Policing System Has Failed – Ike Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu

Ex-Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has come out to say that Nigeria’s policing system has failed to tackle insecurity.

He recently revealed this while speaking on the topic, “Nigerian State and the Call for Restructuring’’ at the opening of Law Week 2021 of the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association.

According to him, it is time for the decentralisation of the police in the face of the rising wave of banditry and kidnapping across the country, as that the only solution as at now.

He added that the fact is that there are no other federating states that have done what Nigeria is doing in policing, so something must change.

His words, “Our policing system has failed woefully. There are no other federating states that have done what we are doing in policing.”

“It is no surprise that with the capsizing of the national police, the nation’s security has also collapsed.”

“In an instance where we have a decentralised police, we will have a federal police system and 774 police systems in all the 774 local governments in the 36 states and in Abuja.”

“The implication, therefore, is that if the federal police fail, we have additional layers in 36 states; but right now, they are absent.”

“Now that the federal policing have collapsed because they do not have the resources, the funding and the manpower, there is nothing to hold on to.”


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