The Federal Government is set to go tough to crush cattle rustlers and militant groups across Nigeria.
The resolution forms part of the outcome of the meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC), which held on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, under Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, made this known while giving a report of the security situation in the country to the council.
Meanwhile, also at the meeting, governors of Nigeria’s 36 states formed a committee to audit the country’s Ecological Fund.
Speaking on the reasons behind the development, the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, said the governors decided to audit the fund because although states have not collected any money since the beginning of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the balance appeared to be diminishing.
“No state has collected money from the ecological funds in the last one or two years and we notice that the balance is going down. Somebody must be touching it,” he said.
The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, stated that members of the committee include governors of Oyo, Borno, Imo, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Anambra as well as the Ministers of Finance and Environment.
He also noted that the balance in the Ecological Fund currently stands at 33.6 billion Naira.