The Town Hall Meeting on National Security organised by the Federal Government has recommended state police to be supported by the National Assembly as well as the House of Assembly in states.

Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the meeting made the recommendation based on the consensus that state police would give governors better leverage in the handling of security issues within their domains.

According to Mohammed, the recommendations from the town hall meeting held on April 8 in Kaduna will be presented to the National Economic Council (NEC) at its meeting on Thursday.

NEC is a decision-making body presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and has all the 36 governors, FCT Minister and some ministers as members.

The minister also disclosed that the town hall meeting recommended decentralisation and reformation of the judiciary, adding that this should be done through a constitutional amendment.

Autonomy for local governments, he said, was also adopted at the town hall meeting.

“Another resolution is that every level of government must ensure that every child of school age has compulsory and free primary education.

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