Reconsider Your Stance on State Police - Group Addresses to the Government

Reconsider Your Stance on State Police - Group Addresses to the Government

A group, Grand Alliance of Political

Associations, GAPAN, on Tuesday, asked the Federal Government to reconsider its

stand on the issue of state police as a way of addressing the current security

situation in the country.

Reconsider Your Stance on State Police - Group Addresses to the Government

that the government is not doing enough to address the deteriorating security

situation, GAPAN also said that in the alternative, it should consider reviving

the Native Authority Security and Juridical Systems.

Stating

enabled traditional rulers to monitor crimes, prevent criminals and enforce

laws and justice at the grassroots level.

The system

association stated this in a communiqué jointly signed by the chairman of its

Steering Committee, Sam Onimisi, and four others, after its meeting in Abuja.

The

noted the efforts being made by the Federal Government to contain the

activities of kidnappers and terrorists and urge the government to do more or

change its strategy and tactics in order to be more effective in the fight

against terror attacks,” the communiqué said.

“GAPAN

said it believes that the poor state of internal security is already taking its

toll on other sectors of the polity and the economy, and it is high time

something drastic or innovative was done to stem the tide.

The group

urges the Federal Government to reconsider its stand on the issue of State

Police, and or the revival of the Native Authority Security and Juridical

Systems which enabled traditional rulers to monitor crimes, prevent criminals and

enforce laws and justice at grass-roots level.”

“GAPAN

association said that following the nation-wide flood of 2012, during which

many farm lands and food crops were destroyed thus resulting in high deficit in

food supply, Nigerians are suffering from the exorbitant staple food prices

while there is looming dangers of hunger and malnutrition.

The

therefore, urged the Federal Government to take urgent and necessary action to

cushion the effects on the people.

It,

association also called on the government to inform the people on whatever

steps it is taking to curb the menace of floods and their consequences now that

it has been anticipated that the 2013 rainfall and flood would be more

devastating than those of last year.

The

acknowledged government’s efforts in the power sector and advised that the

severance benefits of the disengaged PHCN workers should be paid without

further delay.

GAPAN

ensure that non-payment will not result in disruption of smooth transfer of

authority, facilities or equipment to the new private power companies,” the

communiqué added.

“This is to

corruption, the association urged both the federal and state governments to

intensify efforts at combating menace in all ramifications, stressing that “the

present efforts at fighting financial crimes are noted but fell far below the

all-out battle needed to curb economic and financial crimes.”

On

association also noted that the greater plague of corruption lies in the sphere

of political corruption which involves executive impunity, elimination by

substitution and falsification of electoral results.

The

that “it is our opinion that political corruption is the mother of economic and

financial crimes. We call on all tiers of governments to focus on these areas

of corruption in the interest of peace and progress of our Country.”

It stated

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