CPC chairman calls on FG to implement state police


CPC says Nigeria’s heterogeneous society is not suitable for a federal police system.

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) on Monday in Abuja called on the Federal Government to affirm the creation of state police in the on-going constitution review.

CPC National Chairman, Tony Momoh, who made the call during an interview, said that such step would strengthen the security of the entire nation.
“The population of Nigeria is too heterogeneous to stick to police at the national level, it has not been effective, the Constitution must provide for state police,” he said.
Mr. Momoh also advised the Federal Government not to legislate on birth control adding that it is a cultural thing.
“Nigeria is a multi-religious society and birth control and marriage is a cultural thing,” he said.
According to him, control of what happens in the lives of people in relation to birth, marriage and other social functions which are cultural in nature are “to be left to the community”.
“The facts and practical way of life teach us the way we live, it is a cultural and religious thing, it should be left for that, not one for law making or constitution making.

“For instance you cannot legislate one man one wife in Nigeria, because it is not in agreement with our religious believe and our cultural practises,” Mr. Momoh said.


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