A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has thrashed Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; and his Ondo State partner, Rotimi Akeredolu, for visiting the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in an offer to locate an enduring answer for the herders emergency shaking the two South-West states.
He said the two lead representatives are boss security officials of their particular states just as individuals from the Nigeria Police Council and should set expectations for security fortifications from the gathering request than looking for the equivalent from the president.
It was accounted for that after the gatherings at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, Akeredolu didn’t talk with State House journalists while Makinde said he took advantage of the lucky break of the gathering to require the foundation of more Police Mobile Force groups in the state.
In any case, the senior supporter said the president is the president of the Armed Forces and not of the Nigeria Police Force, adding that the lead representatives ought to have moved toward the police board.
He said, “These are normal gatherings and I have said to the essence of the lead representatives, you should not be going to Abuja to ask the president, ‘If it’s not too much trouble present more police officers on my state’. No, you are an individual from the Nigeria Police Council, which is the matter of the police committee – to manage, coordinate and direct the police power.
“The president isn’t the president of the Nigeria Police Force, no. Police powers are to be mutually shared by the president, by the administrative and the state governments however we’ve left the president to control the Nigeria Police Force since 1999, which needs to stop.
It isn’t the privilege of the president to choose when to present more police officers on Oyo State. No. Along these lines, our lead representatives need to, as boss security officials of their states, take control on the grounds that, in each state, you have a state security board headed by the lead representative. The chief of police is a part, the overseer of state security administrations is a part. In the event that there is a military organization in that express, the authority is a part.
The body is to meet consistently to guarantee that there is the security of lives in each state. In this way, if a lead representative has an issue, that must be taken to the Nigeria Police Council yet that gathering won’t ever meet. This is demolishing the uncertain circumstance in the country. That is a body that ought to meet consistently to guarantee that we secure each Nigerian and each guest to Nigeria.
That is the thing that ought to be. I have a case in court to propel the administration to (assemble this gathering). We should coordinate this country,” Falana said.