Connect with us

Politics

Many states asking for community policing can’t pay salaries – Garba Shehu

Published

on

Sponsored

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has alleged that most states clamouring for community policing can’t pay salaries.

 

Shehu who noted that there is a standard national procedure and prescription for each state to comply with while appearing on a Channels Television programme on Tuesday August 25, added that the inability of some states to pay salaries made the approval for community policing take so long to come.

 

He said;

 

“For President Muhammadu Buhari, the concern has always been about the spread and abuse of weapons in the hands of police.

“He said repeatedly that, look, a lot of the states that had clamoured for state police, many of them are unable to cope with salary payment. If you hire a community policeman and give him a gun, and keep him for five, six months without salary, what do you expect? Efforts have been taken so that situations of this kind do not arise. So, therefore, there is a standard national procedure and prescription for each of the states to comply with.”

Garba Shehu further disclosed that the localized police cannot operate outside the structures laid down by the police authorities.

ALSO READ:  Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen- ex-president Goodluck Jonathan writes
Sponsored

 

He said;

 

“Whatever name they go by, Amotekun or whatever, they will be streamlined and they will be run in accordance with the structure as defined by the inspector-general of police.

“They will be localised, they will be owned by local communities, they will be managed by them. You know, the constitution of the committee has been defined to include council chairmen, religious leaders, traditional leaders, civil society groups and all of that.

“They can choose their own nomenclature but it doesn’t make a difference. There is a general structure for all state and local council community policing mechanisms and this should abide in the states.

“So, we are going to have a single type structure community policing across the country and whatever is not in line with this does not have a place in the new scheme of things.”

Sponsored

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Politics

Nobody can dictate and threaten us over 2023 presidential ticket – APC

Published

on

Sponsored

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it will not allow anyone blackmail or threaten the party over where it should zone its 2023 presidential ticket to.

 

The ruling party which reacted to statements by some southern leaders; Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Mbazulike Amaechi and Idongesit Ikanga, adviced Southern leaders to lean to lobbying as there is no need to overheat the polity with the ticket for 2023.

ALSO READ:  Suspected hoodlums attack protesting pensioners at Imo government house (photos)

 

APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Nabena Yekini said in the statement;

Sponsored

 

“They don’t have any right to tell people what to do. It is not by force, threat or intimidation but by negotiation. If they feel strongly about the ticket, they should form their own political party and give their ticket to whichever zone they want to produce the president in 2023.

“It is called politics because you cannot impose anybody on any person. It is a game of numbers. The Southeast must lobby and tell other regions what they have for them. By the way, it is even too early to talk about zoning in 2023. Instead of heating up the polity,  they should resort to alliance, lobbying and consultations.”

Sponsored

Continue Reading

Politics

I have never contemplated leaving the PDP let alone joining the APC – Governor Bala Mohammed

Published

on

Sponsored

Governor Bala Mohammed has ruled out plan of dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressive Congress (APC).

 

A statement released by the governor’s media aide Mukhtar Gidado, debunked report of the Bala being among the three opposition governors negotiating to join the ruling party.

 

The statement read;

 

“We wish to state that the story is disingenuous speculation driven by a clear marketing urge, to feed the appetites of readers whose hunger for salacious political news has been fuelled by the movement of the Ebonyi State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Dave Umahi, to the APC and the spate of political alignments and realignments, in the country.

“We wish to state that His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed, has never contemplated leaving the PDP, let alone joining the APC.

“Rather, he is presently preoccupied with fulfilling those campaign promises, on the basis of which the good people of Bauchi State supported him to defeat an incumbent administration.”

Sponsored

 

Admitting that the Legislature and the Executive in Bauchi is controlled by different political parties, Bala averred that they have constructed a novel bipartisan arrangement whereby the government of the state was jointly run, in the war against hunger and other challenges in the state.

 

The statement added;

 

“To any patriotic politician, a huge challenge of this nature calls for full-time engagement and not political fortune-hunting.

Based on the above, Governor Bala Mohammed considers talks about decamping to another party and all the permutations about 2023, in the first place, as unwholesome distractions.”

 

Bala described the claims of planned defection as premature and the height of insensitivity to the yearnings of the electorate for transformational change that would improve their living.

 

He called on his supporters, members of the PDP, as well as residents of Bauchi to ignore the report and further reassured them of his administration’s resolve to ensure the good life for all residents irrespective of their party affiliation, gender, tribe, or creed.

Sponsored

ALSO READ:  Governor Sule calls for collaboration on security in Nasarawa
Continue Reading

Politics

No plan to rejoin APC — Ortom

Published

on

Sponsored

Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that he won’t be rejoining the All Progressives Congress after defecting to Peoples Democratic Party before the 2019 governorship election in Benue state.

 

The Governor who won his second term on the platform of the PDP, said he declined the invitation of the joining the APC after being contacted by some notable persons.

ALSO READ:  Fuel price increase is beyond Buhari’s control - Minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva

 

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase, Ortom averred that he is enjoying a robust relationship with other leaders of the party in Benue State and the entire North Central region.

 

He said;

 

“We have read some mischievous statements by members of the opposition in Benue State insinuating that Gov. Samuel Ortom plans to rejoin All Progressives Congress.

Sponsored

“Those involved in the impish allegation are clearly doing so to soothe their stuck-up apprehensions.

“Why will Gov. Ortom return to APC? To do what?

“It is true that the governor was contacted by some notable persons to defect from Peoples Democratic Party, but he declined the invitation.

“Gov Ortom is the leader of PDP in North Central Nigeria, and he is enjoying a robust relationship with other leaders of the party in Benue State and the entire region.

“It is, therefore, ridiculous for anyone to insinuate that the governor has the intention to leave PDP.”

Sponsored

Continue Reading

c99,r57,wso,b374k,mini,c99.txt,r57.txt,wso.txt,b374k.txt,mini.txt,php shell,r57 shell,c99 shell,wso shell,b374k shell,mini shell,asp shell,aspx shell

izmir escort
altyazl porno
karyaka escort