The governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has reiterated his support for state police. In an interview with Aviation reporters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Governor Fayemi said state police would complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police, adding that, his support for the creation of state police has not changed.
“Everywhere in the world where there is a federal system of government, there are always state and local government police,’’ he said.
Fayemi continued, “My position on state police has not changed. I do not see any evidence on the other side that changed my position and I am not talking as a politician.
“When I talk about state police, I am talking as a security expert which is my own area and I am not playing politics with it.
“I have a Ph.D in this area and I know what obtains everywhere in the world. It is the norm all over the world, anywhere you have a federal system you always have police system at every level of the federation. You can name it, you can do your own research, it’s so in the United States, in Australia, in Canada, in India.”