President Muhammadu Buhari had, on Thursday during the NEC meeting, approved the sum of N13.3 billion to launch the Community Policing scheme in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the aide to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande in a statement that was issued Thursday evening.l on Twitter.
To drive his resolve to rejig the security architecture in the country & deliver a more effective policing, Mr. President has approved N13B for the take-off of Community Policing in the country. At today's NEC meeting, VP asks Govs, SGF, Finance Minister & IGP to work out how…
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) August 20, 2020
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According to the Presidency, Vice President Osinbajo would work with three governors, including the NGF Chair and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, as well as the Minister of Finance, the SGF, and the IG of police. Their main assignment is to ensure that the funding is well utilized and to report back to the National Economic Council (NEC).
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Mr. Akande added that the fund would be used to improve the security infrastructure in Nigeria and deliver a more efficient policing framework.
He added the Vice President would work with a team of in the implementation of the policy as the NGF chair and 2 others would represent the governors during the consultations for the policy.