Friday, February 24, 2012

Mimiko Advocates States’ Control of Security Agencies

African Examiner
24 February 2012

Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has  canvassed for the 
decentralization of security agencies  to enable states have control over them
Stressing that such policy would assist in tackling the security challenges in
the country.

Governor Mimiko, who stated this while declaring open the National
Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association, holding in
Akure the state capital, noted that the present situation whereby the state
governors as the chief security officers of their states do not have absolute
control over the security apparatus could not effectively address the security
challenges in the country.

The Governor maintained that if the nation should achieve rapid development,
more funds must be devolved to the periphery to give room for the expected
development at the grassroots level, adding that the political structure of the

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