NULGE proposes community policing to tackle insecurity

In a bid to address the rising state of insecurity, the Nigeria Union of Local Government Council said it should be allowed to carry out community policing in all the Local Government Areas to protect its citizens.
The body also called for urgent measures to tackle various challenges bedeviling the country.  
The union disclosed these in a communiqué signed by its President, Ambali Olatunji, and the General Secretary, Isah Gambo, after the National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday.
It noted that the use of community policing will help curb banditry and kidnapping, urging the Federal Government to take immediate action on its plea.
The communique read, “We call for urgent measures to tackle the multifaceted challenges threatening the nation’s stability.
“We emphasize the necessity for collaboration among federal, state and local government authorities as well as the active involvement of community leaders, traditional rulers and religious heads in developing comprehensive strategies to combat insecurities in Nigeria 
“The local government should be allowed to carry out community policing activities in protecting lives and properties of their citizens within their jurisdiction.
“This will lay to rest banditry, incessant killings, kidnapping and all other vices. Therefore, NEC-in-session calls on the Federal Government to take prompt action.”
The union appealed to the FG to consider licensing modular refineries to have the capacity to refine crude oil, which “in turn creates employment and rural development in Nigeria,” they said.  
NULGE emphasized the importance of reviewing and adjusting minimum wages for Nigerian workers, urging relevant authorities and committees to “expedite action and to conclude the process before the expiration of Minimum Wage Act that will expire by March 2024.” 
Furthermore, the body said “The NEC-in-Session calls for an upward pension allowance review of retirees in Nigeria to the tune of 100 per cent for them to be able to cope with their challenges.
“The session calls for prompt intervention from the Federal Government to all 774 Local Governments across the nation to enable them to perform their statutory functions as detailed in the 4th Schedule of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.”

Gift Habib

The PUNCH journalist, Gift, has over three years of experience covering elections, security and foreign affairs.

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