A Former Governor of Anambra State and former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has called on the Federal Government to allow states to operate their regional security system.
He said this while speaking during an interview on Channels Television on Monday.
The Ex-Anambra Governor added that the move would help curb the myriads of security challenges the country faces.
His words, “Allow some region-like state security system to function. The government has to come out genuinely to tackle the issue of security of lives and properties by investing in them
“I served as a governor and when I found out that we had a security issue, I decided that every community in Anambra State must have their own security outfit funded and supported by the government.
Obi said, “If you go to Anambra State, every community has a pickup for security. In fact, some own two or three. A community like Nnewi owns four or five because it is critical.”
Obi who said said the nation needs to restructure so as to surmount its several challenges and become better, added that his call for the nation’s restructuring is imperative because it appears the systems that have been operated over times isn’t producing the needed result.
The PDP Chieftain noted that for the citizens to be safe, communities should have a network that will effectively guarantee their security
“Just support every community, let governments of the states support every community. There is no better protection or security you can have within a community than those communities being in charge of their own security because they know the criminals.
He further said, “They know those who are foreigners in their community, so it is very easy. You can’t come to my village and provide a better community than my villagers”.
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