The Federal Government has approved N13.3 billion for the take-off of Community Policing initiative across Nigeria as the country seeks to tackle its security challenges.
The approval was disclosed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday.
“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 during the meeting, it was resolved 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.”
In its report to the Council, the National Economic Council (NEC) Ad-hoc Committee on Security and Policing, had noted that engagement with stakeholders on the operationalization of community policing in the country was still on.
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