Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fashola insists on State police.

By Maxwell Oditta and Ekene Okoro, Lagos

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has reiterated his call for State Police as a veritable way of addressing security problem across the country.

The governor also insisted that the state deserves a special status, in view of its pivotal role in the revenue generation of the country.

Fashola said special allocation from the federation account and provision of infrastructure, as well as effective security arrangement, are part of the unique needs of Lagos.

According to him, these provisions would enhance the development of the state, and the well-being of Nigerians from different backgrounds living in Lagos.

Fashola made the call at a world press conference at Lagos House, Ikeja, at the weekend, which was convened to commemorate 10 years of democracy in Nigeria and the two years celebration of his administration.

The governor reasoned that Lagos, as the economic nerve-centre of the country, with the most strategic seaports and airport, deserves a special status.