Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, insists that the creation of State Police will address the insecurity challenge in Nigeria.
Okowa made the remark at the annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate said many Nigerians agree that the establishment would reduce the crime rate.
Okowa lamented that the Federal Government had remained indifferent on the issue to the detriment of the people.
The governor assured that a PDP-led administration would empower states to run their separate police system.
NAN quoted him saying indigenes will ensure the protection of lives and property in their areas and curb criminal activities.
“State Police would help in the effective enforcement of anti-open-grazing law in the states,” Okowa added.
He affirmed that the PDP would encourage power devolution to the states for better development in the country.
The chieftain said this would attract and stimulate investment in states across the six regions.
PDP govt will create State Police to address Nigeria’s insecurity – Okowa