Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that President Muhammadu Buhari had not approved the establishment of State, Local Government Police.
President Buhari had only requested that the report be studied for a given duration says the special media aide to the President on Monday
President Buhari had on Monday received a report on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Garba Shehu in clearing the air on decisions taken regarding the report said that the President requested it be studied and a white paper produced within three months.
According to Shehu’s statement, “President Buhari’s specific directive is that a three-man panel be set up to produce the white paper.”
“The report of the white paper committee will form the basis of the decisions of the government on the many recommendations, including the setting up of state and local government police made by the Ojukwu panel.”
The President’s special aide opined that until a white paper is produced, it will be premature and preemptive to suggest that the President has approved the recommendations contained in the report in part or whole.