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Nasarawa Governor Sule expresses reservation over state police

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Nasarawa Governor Sule expresses reservation over state police

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdulahi Sule

Published By: Paul Dada

Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, says  state governors would find it difficult to run state police because of funds.

Sule, who spoke as a guest  on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’  said governors would seek a review of the revenue sharing formula if they have state police.

He said: “I went to school, grew up and went to school in a country where it is not even state police; you have county police, which is local government police.

”The institution I attended, Indiana University, had Indiana University Police. So, I grew up in the background of this independent police and distribution. Sometimes, we just see what is happening in other countries and we want to adopt.

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“My concern about state police, and it is not like I am against it; I am all for it, but my biggest concern about state police is funding.

“The next thing after we adopt this state police, you will hear the state governors asking for a review of the sharing formula. And you still have the military and other security agencies under the federal government. What we are getting right now may not be sustainable.”

Sule admitted that  Nasarawa State was one of the 20 states yet  to submit memoranda on state police to the National Economic Council, NEC.

He said: “We are one of the 20 states that are yet to submit. It’s not that we are against it, it’s not that we are for it. We are still on consultation.”

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