Don’t transfer role of security to Governors – Wike tells Buhari


Rivers state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said it is unconstitutional for President Muhammadu Buhari to transfer the power of securing the life and property of Nigerians to State Governors.

Wike insisted that Buhari remains the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces.

The governor stated this at the commissioning of the 21 kilometres Odufor-Akpoku-Umuoye Road in Etche Local Government Area of the State on Tuesday.

Wike said such position suggests that the APC led federal government has lost grip of the strategy of how to tackle insecurity.

He said: “Mr President, you’re the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You appoint Inspector General of Police (IG), you appoint the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Director of Department of State Service (DSS), and other heads of security. Which one do we appoint? How can people appointed by Mr President be under me?

“It is not only to borrow money for Nigeria that you’re in charge. You must, also, be in charge of other things including security. Who signed Order 10? Is it the governors? It is not when things are going bad concerning security, and you say you’re not in charge, and it becomes governors’ responsibility.”

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