June 23, 2024

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BREAKING: FG approves N13bn for take- off of community policing

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The Federal Government has approved the sum of
N 13 . 3bn for the take – off of community policing
initiative across the country.
The approval is part of measures aimed at containing
the security situation in the country .Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media
and Publicity , Laolu Akande , disclosed this in a
statement on Thursday titled “ FG approves N 13 bn for
take – off of community policing in Nigeria . ”
Akande said , based on the approval , the National
Economic Council at its virtual meeting on Thursday
and chaired by Vice – President Yemi Osinbajo , resolved
that the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum ,
Kayode Fayemi ; with two other governors, meet with
the 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 read, “ 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 .
“ The presentation was made by Governor Kayode
Fayemi , who is also the Chairman , Nigeria Governors
Forum .
“ Other reports received by council at today ’ s meeting
included reports on the COVID- 19 pandemic situation
in the country ; flood disaster risk management in
Nigeria for 2020 , and the issue of compensation
payments regarding federal highway projects across
the country.
“ Responding to two presentations on the situation of
the COVID- 19 pandemic in Nigeria : one by NEC ’ s
Adhoc committee interfacing with the Presidential Task
Force on COVID- 19 , and the other by Nigerian Centre
for Disease Control , the state governors commended
the efforts and commitment of the Federal Government
in containing the spread of the COVID – 19 pandemic
and supporting states ’ response capacity through
various interventions .
“ The NCDC report indicates that the positivity rate has
fallen from 19 . 7% in June to 13 . 7% in August 2020 ,
while number of states with testing laboratories
increased from two to 32 , including the FCT . ”
Other highlights of the meeting , according to the
statements are that Ahmed reported to the council that
the as of August 18 , 2020 the balance on Excess Crude
Account was $ 72 , 408 , 119 . 44 ; Stabilisation Fund
Account was N 44 , 207 , 377 , 110 . 34 ; and the Natural
Resources Development Fund Account was N 144 , 047 ,
195 , 020 . 54 .

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