The presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has not approved the establishment of State, Local Government Police.
A communique by Garba Shehu, a special media aide to the President, stated on Monday that President Buhari had only requested that the report be studied for a given duration.
President Buhari had on Monday received a report on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Garba Shehu in clearing the air on decisions taken regarding the report, said that the President requested it be studied and a white paper produced within three months.
Shehu’s statement reads, “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 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””.
The President’s special aide opined that until a white paper is produced, it will be premature and preemptive to suggest that the recommendations contained in the report have been approved by the President in part or whole.