Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State has joined some governors in calling for the decentralisation of the policing system in Nigeria.
This is as he lamented that security is a big problem that every Nigerian should be concerned about.
El-rufai made the call at Ekiti Economic and Investment summit tagged: ‘Fountain Summit 2021’ organised by the Ekiti State government.
The summit, titled: ‘Investment Attractiveness and Economic Development: Lesson for the Sub-Nationals’, was to find sustainable solutions to some socio-economic issues besetting the state.
Calling for the decentralisation of the policing system, El-Rufai said: “We have 150,000 personnel in the Nigerian Army.
“Police were 400,000 by the time this government came on board but has gone down to 300,000 now.
“We need multi-level police. Policing is local just like a unitary environment like Britain.
“Kaduna State is about 46,000sqkms in size; Boko Haram has been chased from the Northeast by ISWAP and now occupying the Northwest.
“But if they are dislodged here, where would they go? This is why we should all be concerned.
“No country can develop beyond the level of its civil service, you must appoint the right civil servants and We just give way for younger people to take Nigeria to the next level.”