Nigeria deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu has expressed hopes that President Muhammadu Buhari will approve the establishment of state and local government police in the country.
Buhari received a report on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad,SARS on Monday, June 3 by National Human Rights Commission Committee on SARS.
Presidential spokesman Gerba Shehu in a statement disclosed that the President directed the setting up of a three-man panel to produce a report and a white paper produced within three months.
He noted that the report of the committee will form the basis of recommendation on setting up of state and local government police in Nigeria.
However, Ekweremadu, who sponsored the state police bill in the Nigeria Senate, said he is confident that implementation of state and local government police in Nigeria will address security challenges in the country.