The Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele has said due to the present police system, which he described as ailing and dysfunctional, creating state police is long overdue, as it would deepen internal security in the country.


Opeyemi in a statement by the Directorate of Media and Publicity, said the current police system can no longer guarantee the dignity of human lives and the security of collective assets considering the security dynamics in the Fourth Republic.


He said Nigeria, as one of the world’s fastest growing nations in terms of population, could not continue operating a unitarist security architecture in spite of its strong federal tendencies.


The lawmaker however concluded that the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution would avail stakeholders the opportunity to redefine governance structure and recalibrate the security architecture.

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