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Buhari did not approve state police – Shehu

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President Buhari receives report on police Reform, wants white paper

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received a report on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) but has not approved the creation of state and local government police.

The President gave specific directive is that a three-man panel be set up to produce the white paper.

Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that the President requested that the report be studied and a white paper produced within three months.

The report of the white paper committee will form the basis of the decisions of the government on the many recommendations, including the setting up of state and local government police made by the Ojukwu panel.

Until a white paper is produced, it will be premature and pre-emptive to suggest that the recommendations contained in the report have been approved by the President in part or whole.

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