Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, on Wednesday night met over creation of state police.
At the meeting, held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, creation of state police was top on the agenda of the meeting headed by Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state governor.
Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice Prsident, had last week supported the creation of state police in the country.
After this, the governors made a strong case for the decentralisation of the police.
Governors present at the meeting were Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo); Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano) and Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna).
Others are Kashim Shettima (Borno); Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara) Ekiti; and Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa).
The deputy governors in attendance included Benson Abounu (Benue); Kelechi Igwe (Ebonyi); Cecelia Ezeilo (Enugu); Sonni Tyoden (Plateau); Titi Laoye-Tomori (Osun); Ipalibo Banigo (Rivers); Yetunde Onanuga (Ogun); Moses Ekpo (Akwa Ibom); Kolapo Olusola (Ekiti); Ahmed Aliyu (Sokoto); and Oluranti Adebule (Lagos)