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.
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.
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.
enabled traditional rulers to monitor crimes, prevent criminals and enforce
laws and justice at the grassroots level.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
therefore, urged the Federal Government to take urgent and necessary action to
cushion the effects on the people.
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.
acknowledged government’s efforts in the power sector and advised that the
severance benefits of the disengaged PHCN workers should be paid without
ensure that non-payment will not result in disruption of smooth transfer of
authority, facilities or equipment to the new private power companies,” the
“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.”
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.
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.”