Restructuring: El-Rufai Committee Recommends State Police, Rejects Lg Autonomy &Ndash; Nigeria Politics Online


The Gov. Nasir El Rufai Committee on True Federalism on Thursday submitted its report to the National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC.

In the report which was submitted at the party secretariat in Abuja, the committee called for more devolution of powers to the states.

The committee also suggested that the police and prisons be moved from the exclusive to the concurrent list.

This will enable state governments to establish state police as well as state prisons.

Also included in the recommendation of the committee equally recommended independent candidacy but with a caveat that individuals who intend to stand for elections must not have been a member of any political party at least six months to the elections in which they intend to contest.

On local government autonomy, the committee said since “one size does not fit all”, the states should be allowed to legislate for local governments, including creating more councils.

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