The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday told President Muhammadu Buhari not to shift his constitutional responsibility of securing lives and property of Nigerians to the state governors.
The governor, according to a statement issued by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, made the call while commissioning the 21 kilometres Odufor-Akpoku-Umuoye Road in Etche local government area of the state.
He said the President as the Commander-In-Chief of the country’s Armed Forces cannot declare that governors are in charge of security in their various states.
The President had last Thursday accused some governors of incompetence over their handling of the farmers-herders clashes in their states.
Buhari, who stated this in an interview with Arise TV, said he recently sent two South-West governors back to their states when they came to Presidential Villa, Abuja, to complain about insecurity in their states.