The Governor of Ondo State and Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday has said that every state must be allowed to secure its space.
He said this during his swearing-in for a second term at the International Centre for Culture and Events in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Also Akeredolu used the opportunity to call for state police, adding that it propelled the South-West governors to form a regional security network “Amotekun”.
According to him, “The primary responsibility of any government is the security of lives and property of its citizens.
“We are of the firm belief that it is high time the police central command became devolved to the federating units for effective monitoring.
“We have been relentless in advocating for the establishment of state police. There can be another way if we are indeed serious about securing lives and property.
“It is this incongruity which propelled the South-West governors to form a Regional security Network codenamed Amotekun.
“The ultimate is to convince others to understand that devolution of authority is inexorable. Every state must be allowed to secure its space,”he said.