The Federal Government has approved the sum of N13.3 billion for the take-off of community policing in the country.
This was revealed by Laolu Akande, the spokesperson of the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo, after a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC), which was chaired by the Vice President.
Akande said Osinbajo directed Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF); Kayode Fayemi, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF); Zainab Ahmed, Finance Minister; and Mohammed Adamu, Inspector-General of Police; to meet and draw up modalities on how the fund will be properly utilised and coordinated.
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 Governor Kayode Fayemi, who is also the Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum.
In view of the prevailing insecurity across the nation, there has been a clamour for the introduction of community policing.