Nigerian Governors’ Forum
seeks partnership with the police on security.
Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, and his Kebbi State counterpart, Mr. Abubakar Bagudu, who is also the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, have met with the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to seek ways of partnering with the police in tackling the security challenges confronting the country.
The Governors congratulated the IG on his appointment and commiserate with him over the attacks on police formations in the South-East and loss of police personnel.
The chief Executive said the visit was also aimed at seeking ways of partnering with the police high command to tackle the raging insecurity across the country.
“It’s a routine visit, we haven’t had the opportunity to see the new acting IGP, since he took over.
“In addition to that, police have been of tremendous assistance to many of us as state governors and chief security officers. So it stands to reason that if you have any reason to be in Abuja, and we have the opportunity to meet the Inspector-General Police, particularly someone just coming into the office, you shouldn’t be too surprised to see us visiting at a time that the country is also experiencing a number of security challenges,” Fayemi said.
“So apart from coming to congratulate him, we are also here to extend our own condolences over the loss of personnel in this unfortunate development across the length and breadth of the country.
The Acting Inspector General of Police Usman Baba, said the police with the support of the Governors would “surmount the insurmountable”.