BREAKING: Senate passes Police Trust Fund Bill

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 9 April 2019 | 2,082 times

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The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed the Nigerian Police Trust Fund Bill (HB 1583).

News Express reports that President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, had last week assured the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, that the Upper Chamber would fast-track its work on both the Police Trust Fund Bill and the Police Reform Bill.

Reacting to the Senate’s passage of the Bill, which has also been passed by the House of Representatives, Saraki said: “By passing this bill, we will be creating big strides towards providing and improving security and the policing in our country.”

He added: “One of the major concerns has always been the issue of funding. We believe that this bill will provide the funding needed for training and recruitment. I am confident that by the time we lay the report on the Police Reform Bill, we would have gone a long way in moving the police in the right direction.”

Source: News Express

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