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NGF to set up security committee

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says it will set up a security committee at the National Economic Council (NEC) level as part of its commitments to addressing growing security challenge in the country.

The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi disclosed this while reading the communiqué issued at the end of the forum meeting held on Wednesday night in Abuja.

Fayemi said that although the forum did not discuss the issue of state police, it was an issue of interest to citizens and the governors.

He said that the forum would continue to review its position on state police and made its stand known to the public.

“The Forum resolved to set up a security committee at the National Economic Council level and retain security as a recurring item on its agenda for the foreseeable future, in order to continue to monitor development on security situation.”

Fayemi disclosed that the agenda of the forum new leadership was set to include security, human capital development, jobs creation, constitutional reform particularly devolution.

He said that the set agenda also includes strengthening of the NGF Secretariat to support economic advisory, policy advisory, knowledge management and public financial management.

“Members pledged to support the new leadership to drive the mandate of the Forum to promote collaboration and consensus among Governors on matters of public policy.”

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