Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has called for urgent action at all levels of governance, stressing that we cannot continue to pretend that all is well with the nation.
Speaking on the horrific spate of killings in the country, the Governor said it has justified their calls for state police and state Governors to have some measures of control of security personnel in their respective states, Daily Trust writes.
He described it as unacceptable that a Governor would call the Commissioner of police over an important security issue but his call would be ignored.
“Everything is wrong with our nation and we must as a matter of urgency rise to the challenges,” he stated.
“Whether we like it or not there is seeming justification for state police and there is seeming justification for state governments to have some measures of control over security personnel. You call police Commissioner and that call is ignored is unfortunate and unacceptable.”
Tambuwal who was declaring the National Executive Council meeting of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) open in Sokoto on Saturday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to do something about the serving chiefs.
“Providing security rely squarely on government, particularly, federal government. We must call a spade by its name. The President has to do the needful. We have qualified people who can bring fresh ideas,” he said.
He however cautioned journalists against reports that would only aggravate the situation.
In his remarks, the national President of NUJ, Abdulwaheed Odusile said traditional and past leaders should desist from fanning the embers of hatred in the country.