Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State, is sure that setting up a State Police will solve Nigeria’s problem with crime.
Okowa said this on Wednesday in Abuja, at the annual meeting of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that a lot of Nigerians think that the establishment would make crime rates go down.
Okowa said that the fact that the Federal Government didn’t care about the problem hurt the people.
The governor said that if the PDP is in charge of the government, each state will be able to run its own police force.
NAN said that he said that natives would protect people and property in their own communities and cut down on crime.
“State Police would help make sure that laws against open grazing are followed in the states,” Okowa said.
He said that the PDP would support giving more power to the states to help the country grow and get better.
Okowa said that this would make investors want to put money into states in all six regions.