- Wants states to conduct their own headcount
A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, on Monday asked the Lagos State Government to establish its own police service to effectively respond to kidnapping and other security challenges the state is facing.
Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), urged all the states to conduct their census to determine the actual population of the state for effective planning, insisting that no law “prevents the states from doing so.”
He canvassed the position at the 2016 World Habitat Day, which the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development marked at the Adeyemi Bero Multipurpose Hall, Alausa, Ikeja.
Falana, who was a lead discussant at the forum, lamented that the current arrangement of relying solely on the federal government for policing “is not fully working to tackle the enormous security situation confronting the state.”