A member of the House of Representatives has attributed the deteriorating security challenges in the country to lack of strong relationship between the security personnel and various State governments.
Mr. Mu’a zu Lawan Gumi from Zamfara State revealed this in an interview with National Assembly correspondents on the state of the nation in Abuja.
Mr. Lawan said that the on-going agitation for State police would help to minimise some of these challenges faced by State governments in the country.
“I think if States would have their own police it would help, except for the fear that they might be used by Governors to victimise oppositions in States.” he stated.
Towards positive change
The lawmaker suggested a constitutional amendment to allow State governors as Chief Security Officers in States to have a place in the chain of command of security agencies operating in their States.
“A situation where security officials received command from someone outside the State is unfortunate. How can security officers ignore directive from same person who supposed to be the Chief Security Officer in the State,”he said.
While expressing optimism on the leadership of the governing All Progressive Congress, APC, Mr. Lawan called for more support for the government for the realisation of its policies and programmes towards positive change.
“The present leadership of APC will surely perform better than the previous leadership, though it tried because we won the 2015 election under that leadership.
Mr. Oshiomhole has all it takes to settle all the grievances within the party and I am sure he will.” The Lawmaker stressed.