Nigeria Has Approved N13bn To Kickstart Community Policing

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According to multiple reports, over N13bn has been approved by the Federal Government for the take-off of community policing across the country.

The news of funding for the initiative which is also part of measures targeted at containing the country’s security situation was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, in a statement.

Laolu said based on the approval the National Economic Council at its Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo-led virtual meeting on Thursday, it was resolved that Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi; with two other governors met with Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to coordinate the proper utilisation of the funding of the initiative.

The statement reads, “The National Economic Council 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 operationalisation of community policing in the country was ongoing.”

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