The sixth virtual National Economic Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, approved N13 billion for the take-off of Community Policing initiative across the country.
A statement by the media aide to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said the approval is part of measures adopted to consolidate efforts aimed at containing the security situation in the country.
The meeting attended by governors, FCT minister, CBN governor, and some federal cabinet officials, resolved that the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State 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 National Economic Council (NEC) Ad-hoc Committee on Security and Policing, had made a presentation on its assignment to the Council noting that engagement with key stakeholders on the operationalization of community policing in the country was ongoing.
The presentation was made by Fayemi.