FG Okays Community Policing, Approves N13.3bn For Its Take Off

By Chinenye Festus:-
Nigeria’s Vice President Prof Yemi Osibanjo, who chaired the Virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N13.3 billion for the take-off of Community Policing initiative across Nigeria as the country seeks to tackle its security challenges.
“As part of measures adopted to consolidate efforts aimed at containing the security situation in the country, the Federal Government has approved the sum of N13.3 billion for the take-off of Community Policing initiative across the country,” a statement by Laolu Akande, media aide to Osinbajo read.
It explained that the resolution made during the meeting is that “the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, with two other governors, meet with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Finance Minister and the Inspector General of Police to coordinate the proper utilization of the funding of the initiative.”
The Ad-hoc Committee on Security and Policing told the National Economic Council (NEC) that engagement with stakeholders on the operationalization of community policing in the country was still on as Community Policing is one of the efforts of the Nigerian Government to tackle insecurity in the country.
The statement added that “the Committee would be meeting further as the need arises to update the Council on the progress being made to address insecurity and criminality in the country.”