APC governors dump Amotekun
The Progressive Governors Forum says community policing initiated by some state governments will complement the efforts of the federal government in tackling insecurity in the country.
The Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, said this on Friday while briefing newsmen at the end of the first quarterly meeting of the forum’s Governance Programme Steering Committee Meeting in Abuja.
Mr Lalong said the forum believes in community policing that operates within the ambit of the law.
Mr Lalong, who is the co-chair of the committee, said the committee was preparing a framework to enhance good governance and address insecurity in the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled States.
“Here, we are not talking about Amotekun, we are talking about general insecurity, and once we lay the foundation for the APC states and it is approved, then we will begin to talk about implementation.
“What we are laying down now in the framework is general on insecurity, because we are not unmindful of the situation in the country.
“That is, for every year, we make a framework and tell them these are things that are current and these are things that APC governors should adopt in terms of preparing their budget and also in governance in their states.
“In general term, what we did after presentations from security agencies is, all of us appear to be talking about community policing. That one we are all agreed on.
“So, we don’t want a situation where you start doing something and the federal government will say you are doing it outside the law just like what they said about Amotekun.”
He said that the committee’s mandate was to design policies for implementation for good governance in APC states.