President Muhammadu Buhari has decipher why he detained in confirming community policing in Nigeria.
Buhari said the difficulty of states to pay workers was responsible for the delay in approving community policing.
He make this known on Media and Publicity through his Senior Special Assistant, Garba Shehu.
Shehu said there is a standard national process and direction for each state to comply with regarding community policing while Speaking on Channels Television,
Shehu also disclosed that the president was concerned about the proliferation of arms, hence the delay.
Garba said, “For President Muhammadu Buhari, the concern has always been about the spread and abuse of weapons in the hands of police.
“He said repeatedly that, look, a lot of the states that had clamoured for state police, many of them are unable to cope with salary payment.
“If you hire a community policeman and give him a gun, and keep him for five, six months without salary, what do you expect?