The federal government has  approved N13.3 billion for takeoff of community policing across the country. 

The National Economic Council (NEC) during a virtual meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja, asked the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and two other excos to meet with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha; the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed; and the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, to coordinate the proper utilisation of the fund.

According to Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, the NEC resolution was the outcome of the presentation of its ad-hoc committee’s report on security and policing chaired by Fayemi.

The council had deliberated on persistent security crisis ravaging the country, especially the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east, which was noted to be a major challenge in the country. 

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