Mr Peter Obi, the former vice-presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has called on the Federal Government to allow states to operate their regional security system, Eye9ja has learned.
Obi spoke in an interview on Channels Television’s News at 10 on Monday, adding that the move will help curb the myriads of security challenges confronting the country.
Peter Obi Urges FG To Allow Regional Security To Function
“Allow some region-like state security system to function. The government has to come out genuinely to tackle the issue of security of lives and properties by investing in them,” he said.
“I served as a governor and when I found out that we had a security issue, I decided that every community in Anambra State must have their own security outfit funded and supported by the government.
“If you go to Anambra State, every community has a pickup for security. In fact, some own two or three. A community like Nnewi owns four or five because it is critical.”
Obi, who was the former governor of Anambra State, said that for Nigeria to surmount its several challenges, the country needs to be restructured.
He added that it was imperative to restructure the country, adding that the system that had been in operation overtime was not producing the needed result.
On preventing further loss of lives and property in the country, the PDP stalwart reiterated his call for regional security architecture.
He explained that for the safety of the citizens, communities should have a network that will effectively guarantee their security, positing that it is the best approach.
“Just support every community, let governments at the states support every community. There is no better protection or security you can have within a community than those communities being in charge of their own security because they know the criminals.
“They know those who are foreigners in their community, so it is very easy. You can’t come to my village and provide a better community than my villagers,” he added.