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

He added 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 reoccurring item on its agenda for the foreseeable future, in order to continue to monitor development on the security situation.”

Fayemi also noted that members of the forum resolved to re-launch its flagship State Peer Review Mechanism programme designed to assist states to foster good governance.

Fayemi said the forum also agreed to hold a one-day interactive session with the World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on ongoing development engagements across States on June 26.

“The event will also host an Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) retreat with the Joint Tax Board and Chairmen of the Internal Revenue Service of States.”

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