JUST IN: Senate passes Police Trust Fund bill

NEWS DIGEST – The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Bill.

The bill was read for the third time and passed by the upper legislative chamber during plenary on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to address the funding challenges of the Police Force.

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki said the bill, which was also passed by the House of Representatives, will provide the funding needed for training and recruitment.

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

“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,” he added.

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