Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal on Tuesday, March 22, said state policing is essential to solving Nigeria’s insecurity problems.
Tambuwal made this call on Channels Television’s Politics Today. He said he will ensure the implementation of state policing across the country if elected President of Nigeria in 2023.
“I have an idea of what to do (to fix insecurity),” he said. “We must take it to the community level. We must go and address the issue of state policing and get security closer to the people.”
When asked if he will present a state policing bill to the National Assembly as President, Mr Tambuwal answered in the affirmative.
“If it means me Aminu Tambuwal as the President of Nigeria taking the bill personally to President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Reps, I will do so,” he said.
“Because I believe it is one of the interventions that we need; as a matter of urgency to nip the issues of security challenges in the bud.”
Tambuwal earlier in the interview challenged the idea of PDP zoning the party to the South.
He stressed that competency, not regionalism, should be the main consideration for choosing a presidential candidate.
The Governor also acknowledged that he was in talks with other presidential aspirants in the PDP; with the hopes of reaching a consensus.
Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the private sector is expected to invest N298 trillion or about 86 per cent of the projected investments in the National Development Plan(NDP) 2021-2025.
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja on Monday, March 21.
The vice president made the disclosure at the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Toyota Service and also Research Facility in Lagos.
The world-class facility is said to be among the first of its kind in West Africa with varied capacity for research, training as well as skilling.
The vice president said that in line with its objective of creating a more conducive business environment in Nigeria; the Federal Government would continue to deepen business reforms; as well as partner with the private sector to ensure wholesome national development.