Karimi seeks devolution of power to states
All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial flagbearer for Kogi West, Sunday Karimi, has advocated decentralisation of administration to return some power to the states for a secure, peaceful and prosperous country.
Karimi, a two-term senator, made this known, yesterday, following the recent killing of eight security operatives by bandits in Ajaokuta Local Council and Tuesday’s suspension and detention of the paramount ruler and the Ohi of Eganyi, HRH Musa Achuja, by Governor Yahaya Bello for alleged complicity.
Speaking at the emergency stakeholders’ meeting with 21 local council chairmen and paramount rulers, yesterday, the governor warned that the same punishment meted out to the paramount ruler awaited other monarchs and council chairmen, who failed to sit up or found to be frolicking with criminals.
Karimi, who said he was impressed by the prompt response of the governor to the reports of insecurity in the state, maintained that only devolution of power to the state governments by the Federal Government could serve as a permanent solution to the increasing cases of insecurity in the country.
His words: “Before now, due to efforts of the governor through the State Vigilante Service and his partnership with the police and military formations in Kogi, the state had enjoyed enviable peace in the North Central.”