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Pres. Buhari has not approved state/LG Police- Aide

The presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari has not approved state and local government police.

This was contained in a statement signed by the senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu.

The statement said the president only received a report on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

According to the statement, the President requested that the report be studied and a white paper produced within three months.

The statement further stated that 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 decision of the government on the recommendations, including the setting up of state and local government police made by the Ojukwu panel.

The statement added that Until a white paper is produced, it will be premature and pre-emptive to suggest that the recommendations contained in the report have been approved by the President in part or whole.

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