By Godson Ikiebey-
The National Economic Council (NEC) has said that plans are underway to engage N-Power beneficiaries and National Youth Service Corps members in community policing.
This was made known by the office of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday night, August 22, 2019.
The statement from the Vice President’s office noted that the governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, presented an update on the NEC ad-hoc committee set up on security and policing.
Fayemi said the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has initiated the commencement of community policing. The statement read:
”The Inspector General of Policy (IGP) has initiated the commencement of community policing and there is a plan to consider using N-Power beneficiaries and youth corpers as police officers in their local government areas”.
The statement also indicated that a full report will be given in the next NEC meeting.
The NEC meeting was presided over by Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday. It is held monthly, and deliberates on the coordination of the economic planning efforts and economic programmes of the various levels of government.
The council is made up of 36 state governors, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Minister of Finance, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other government officials and agencies whose duties hinge on the economy.