The Nigerian Presidency has denied reports, on Monday, that President Buhari had approved State and Local Government Police.
Earlier today, Buhari received a report on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and requested that the report be studied and a white paper produced within three months.
In a statement made available to Politics Nigeria, signed by presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, the President’s specific directive is that a three-man panel be set up to produce the white paper.
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.