Buhari approves N13bn for community policing–NEC

Abuja--------------- The National Economic Council, NEC, has said that President Muhmmadu Buhari had approved N13 billion for the implementation  of Community Policing in the country.

This was revealed during the virtual NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday in Abuja and anchored from the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

 in a statement shortly after the meeting, Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said the president’s gesture was borne out of his resolve to rejig the security architecture in the country and deliver a more effective policing.

“At today’s NEC, Osinbajo, asked governors, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Finance Minister and the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, to work out modalities on how the funds would be well utilised to ensure an effective implementation of Community Policing in Nigeria, and then report back to NEC.

“Specifically, the governors will be represented at this consultations by the Nigeria Governors’ forum Chairman and two others.

“There is no relenting in efforts to secure lives and property across Nigeria,” he added.