The National Economic Council (NEC) has begun moves to decentralise the operations of the Nigeria Police Force, as one of the ways to tackle insecurity.
This was made known to newsmen by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, after Thursday’s NEC meeting.
The security chief said the council would set up a committee to achieve its goals of decentralising the police.
He said the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, would head the committee that will have representatives from the six geopolitical zones of the country as members.
Monguno said: “The council (NEC) decided that a committee would be set up with representation from each of the geo-political zone to be chaired the IGP so that we find ways of decentralising police operations so that there will be greater access to information and handling this (security) situation will be easier rather than a centralised and cumbersome approach.”
The NSA also admitted that the nation’s security challenges could not be completely tackled within a short period.
Monguno however expressed the belief that collaboration among the three tiers of government would go a long way in addressing the challenges.