THE National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by acting President Yemi Osinbajo has set up a committee to decentralize the operations of the police as soon as possible.
The decision reached at the council meeting on Thursday at the presidential villa, Abuja is part of the measures being put in place by the government to tackle the numerous security challenges facing the country.
This followed a presentation made to the council by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno on current security challenges across the country, particularly in the North West, North East, Middle Belt, South East and South-South.
The committee headed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has representatives drawn from Zamfara, Ondo, Plateau, Ebonyi, Katsina, Edo and Borno States.
NEC recommended that it should be set up to meet with the IG of Police, “to determined how to ensure the decentralization of the police operations as quickly as possible.”