BUHARI TRANSMITS 2021 POLICE TRUST FUND PROPOSAL TO SENATE - BY MARY ABAZUO

POLITICS - Posted on: 21st Feb. 2021 at 11:08PM
The President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari transmitted the 2021 budget proposal for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund to the Senate on Wednesday for required legislative actions.

The proposal was sent to the Upper Chamber alongside a letter seeking the Senate considers the Police Trust Fund and was read by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan during a plenary.

In the letter, Buhari's request was tailored in line with the Police Trust Fund Act which supplies funding for the agency through a special intervention fund.

"Pursuant to Section 4, 5and 21 of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019, I forward herewith the 2021 budget proposal for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund for the kind consideration and passage by the Senate", the letter read.

It continued, " The estimates of revenue and expenditure in the funds 2021 budget proposal, are consistent with the statutory purpose of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund terms of providing funding through a special intervention fund for training and retraining of personnel of the Nigeria Police Force to enhance their skill and overall improvement, performance and efficiency in the discharge of their duties as well as responsibilities.

"Procurement of state of the art equipment, operational vehicles and other related facilities to enhance the skill of the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force in handling operational equipment ".

The President in the letter noted that the budget will be for the building and constructions, based well as maintenance of the Nigeria police buildings and equipment.

"Construction of Police Stations, barracks and other living facilities of personnel of the Nigeria Police Force and their dependents; and procurement of instructional materials and training equipment, as well as paying for the cost of participation of personnel of the Nigeria Police Force at seminars, conferences and other skill acquisition courses."

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