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2023: My Administration Will Endorse State Police, Fight Corruption — Tinubu



The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has stated that his administration will endorse state police and fight against corruption if he is elected as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023.

The APC presidential candidate while addressing Arewa Joint Committee on Monday (today) rules out a condition for the creation of state police as the nation is confronted with various security challenges.

Many Nigerian citizens, civil society organisations as well as Governors, have over the years been calling for the establishment of the state police in order to curtail the security challenges confronting the nation.

Speaking with leaders of the northern region on Monday in Kaduna, Tinubu stated that for the state police to tackle insecurity, it can only be achieved through a “Constitutional amendment that will require the collective support of all stakeholders including the National Assembly and socioeconomic organisations.”

Tinubu added that if he is elected into office as President in 2023, his administration will give top priority to state police and ensure that more booths are put on the ground to be able to deal with the challenges of banditry, terrorism and other violent crimes confronting the country.

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“tackling insecurity will pave way for the economic prosperity of the nation through reindustrialization of the country in line with global best practices.”

“If you give me the mandate, my administration will give it all the attention necessary to consolidate the recent investment in our security by President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.

“Security is the foundation of resources. I am committed to mobilising all assets within our national power to secure Nigeria. We will mobilise resources to enhance the welfare of personnel and provide the right equipment and training required for them to secure us all.”

Tinubu also told the northern leaders that his administration will not give up in the fight against corruption, but will support existing anti-corruption institutions to address the underlying issues that make corruption thrive.

Other important matters addressed by the APC candidate include strengthening existing transparency mechanisms in the areas of public procurement, and fiscal and whistle-blower policy as preventive strategies against corruption.

Speaking on national unity, Tinubu assured Nigerians equal opportunity and treatment for all citizens whereby all tribes and zones will be treated fairly and justly and given a sense of belonging.

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