States’ll be responsible for security if elected – Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said his solution to the security crisis in the country would be ‘’definite and immediate’’ if elected in the 2023 elections.

According to him, the states would be in charge of their security under his administration.

Speaking while featuring on the Channels TV programme, ‘Politics Today,’ on Monday, the LP flagbearer called on the Federal Government to do more in terms of security.

Obi’s comments came a few hours after the terrorists who attacked the Kaduna-Abuja train on March 28, 2022, released three abductees out of the 43 persons in captivity.

He stated, ‘’To improve the security situation in Nigeria, as President, I will ensure the economy works and more people are pulled out of poverty.

“The more you remove people out of poverty, the more you reduce criminality. It is critical and important, as long as the economy continues to head south like we are seeing today, criminality will be rising.’’

To further improve the security situation in the country, Obi noted that every state would be responsible for its security.

He noted, “I will make sure that the governors are given the powers to secure their state. Even if we have federal police, they will be responsible and report to the governor.

“Additionally, the states will be allowed to have their security system if possible,’’ Obi said

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