Finally Presidency Supports Ranching And State Police

According to Osinbajo on no account will any land be seized or forcefully taken to create ranches or grazing areas. He advised Nigerians to disregards all insinuations that the federal government wants to force cattle ranches on Nigerians.

He said what the Federal government want to do is to collaborate with states that are willing to get the cattle ranches and ensure that they have willing investors who will invest in commercially viable government supported ranches or livestock production centers for commercial use.

Osinbajo also disclosed that he is in support of the creation of State police. He noted that it is not easy to police a country the size of Nigeria centrally from Abuja, that State police and other community policing methods are clearly the way to go.

“For a country our size, to meet the one policeman to 400 persons according to the UN prescribed ratio, we would require almost triple the number of our current police force. Far more funding for the military and security agencies is required.

“The nature of our security challenges are complex. Securing Nigeria’s over 900sq/km and its 180 million people requires far more men and materials than we have at the moment. It also requires a continual re-engineering of our security architecture and strategies. This has to be a dynamic process.” He said

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