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Insecurity: Former President Obasanjo Drops Elderly Advice

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has dropped some elderly tips on tackling the security challenges in the country.

He, however, contributed his voice to Nigerians clamouring for the establishment of state police in the country, adding that it would help Nigeria overcome the plethora of security challenges currently bedeviling it and other neighbouring African Nations.

He made this recommendation when he played host to the leadership of the National Association of Ex-Local Government Chairmen in Nigeria, led by its pioneer national chairman, Hon. Albert Asipa, at his Abeokuta home in the Ogun State capital, on Thursday.

Without holding back on his words, ex-President Obasanjo corrected the already mistaken impression that community policing is more effective that state policing, stressing that the question of one of his guests, while responding to Chinwe Monu-Olarewaju’s submission on creation of community police to curb the wave of insecurity, was that the idea needed to be changed.

Asipa had earlier told the former president why the former council bosses decided to come together in all the 774 local governments in the country.“We can also contribute to the economy and political developments of the country,” he said.

Obasanjo Recommends State Policing

The former president made this recommendation when he played host to the leadership of the National Association of Ex-Local Government Chairmen in Nigeria, led by its pioneer national chairman, Hon. Albert Asipa, at his Abeokuta home in the Ogun State capital, yesterday.

He expressly declared that “We need the creation of state police,” and it would be a better option than the community policing strategy recently approved by the federal government.

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