Bukola Saraki leads 8th Senate to pass security-impelling Police Trust Fund Bill

Barely a week after Senate President Bukola Saraki met with the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, the Nigerian Senate has passed the Nigerian Police Trust Fund Bill (HB 1583).

Saraki, who announced the development on his Twitter handle on Tuesday said, “Today, the Nigerian Senate passed the Nigerian Police Trust Fund Bill.

“By passing this bill, we will be creating big strides towards providing and improving security and the policing in our country.”

Saraki had when he met with Adamu last week assured him that the Senate would fast-track its work on both the Police Trust Fund Bill and the Police Reform Bill.

Saraki had argued that the major concerns have always been the issue of funding of the police. He expressed optimism that the 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,” he said.

The bill has also been passed by the House of Representatives.

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