Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has asked Nigerians not to expect that President Muhammadu Buhari is ever going to allow the establishment of state and local government police in the country.
He stated this on his official Twitter handle in response to Presidential Panel on Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Reform recommendation for the creation of state and local government police.
The panel, chaired by the executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu, had submitted the report of the panel to Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, recommending among others, the establishment of state/local government police and various reforms to make SARS more citizen-friendly.
But in his tweets Fani-Kayode wrote: “Pl don’t get too excited. Take it from me @MBuhari will NEVER approve or implement state and LGA police for Nigeria and neither will any other Fulani leader with the possible exception of @Atiku. The assertion that he has approved state police is a lie from the pit of hell.
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“A recommendation was made and a ceremony took place. Approval and implementation is different to recommendation. This is what they call ‘taqqiya’ meaning ‘deception’. Give the people the impression that you will do what they want but never actually do it. That is what is going on.”