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Insecurity: Labour Party Advocates For Decentralization of Federal Police

 


LAGOS - Worried by the worsening security threat in the country, Labour Party has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force to create room for state and local government police.


Rising from its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held via zoom platform, the party fumed at the negligence of the security agencies to rescue her governorship candidate in the just concluded Anambra governorship election, Mr. Obiora Agbasimalo who was kidnapped on September 18, 2021.


The party, therefore, called on the security agencies to intensify efforts towards ensuring the release of the woman politician from her abductors.


The party further opined that the proposed hike in the prices of petroleum products and electricity tariffs would further impoverish Nigerians.


The communique signed by the party's National Chairman, Barr. Julius Abure condemned the high exchange rate of petroleum products import into Nigeria when the country exported crude oil at a lower rate.


LP, however, charged the federal government revamp the existing refineries and build new ones with a call to supply them with crude oil to refine for local consumption at a fixed and reduced rates.


LP equally urged the National Assembly to expunge the grey areas in the electoral Act and represent it to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent.


"Labour Party is worried by the worsening and frightening insecurity in the country. The NEC is baffled by Government inability to find lasting solution to the challenges of insecurity in Nigeria. The NEC therefore advocates for the decentralization of the Nigerian Police Force to make way for State and Local Government Police.


"NEC examines the proposed hike in the prices of petroleum product and electricity tariff; and opined that it has the effect of further impoverishing and pauperizing the people. It is baffling that the Federal Government has allowed the international price of crude oil to determine the cost of petrol for Local consumption. It is an irony for Nigeria to export crude oil at a lower rate and import petroleum product at a viciously high exchange rate. The NEC therefore calls on Federal Government to revamp our existing refineries, build new ones and supply them crude oil to refine for Local consumption at a fixed and reduced rates


"NEC noted with ambivalence the refusal of Mr President to assent to the Electoral Act; and therefore call on the National Assembly to expunge the grey areas and quickly represent the bill to Mr President for Assent. NEC also noted that the 2010 Electoral Act is spent and can no longer be used for the 2023 General Election. Hence time is of essence.


"The NEC observed that the high rate of inflation occasioned by the mismanagement of the economy have increased the high rate of unemployment, hunger and poverty. The inflation rate is noted to be 18.2 percent (a double digits inflation) which implication is the erosion of the Naira value. The NEC therefore call on the Federal Government to come up with innovative ideas, the enabling environment and policies to stimulate and create jobs.


"Finally, NEC in session joins World Leaders to mourn the demise of a peace maker and a freedom fighter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. NEC prayed for the repose of his soul."

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