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Buhari Didn’t Approve State, LGA Police, SARS Panel Clarifies

The Presidential Panel on special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS Reform has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to approve the State and Local Government Police in the country.

This was contained in a statement signed by the executive secretary,National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, ESQ.

The clarification was in reaction to reports which stated that the president had approved the state and LGA police.

“The attention of the presidential panel on SARS Reform has been drawn to the news media reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of state and local Government Police as recommended by the panel,” the statement read.

“The presidential panel submitted its report to the president today and made several recommendations including the need for the establishment of the state and LGA police. The panel also preferred many implementation strategies.

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“In his response, the president directed the solicitor-General of the Federation/permanent secretary, the Inspector General of Police and the NHRC to advise government on the implementation of the report within the time frame of three months.

“The president has not therefore approved the recommendation of the panel unto the committee set up thereto reports back to him in three months.”

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