The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establisment of State and local government police.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu said the President had upon receipt of the Panel report on SARS reforms requested that the findings be studied and a white paper produced within three months.
Shehu said President Buhari’s specific directive is that a three-man panel be set up to produce the white paper.
The report of the white paper committee according to him 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.
He said 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.