Reports reaching 9ja news says President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Nigeria Police Bill 2020 into law. The Spokesman to the President on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina confirmed this on Thursday in a statement titled ” President Buhari asserts to Police Bill, 2020”.
Adesina said that the president in a memo dated Sept. 16, 2020, communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly, through the Clerk of the legislature.
Adesina added that the Act repels the police Act Cap. P19.Laws of the Federation, 2004, and provides for a more effective and well organized Police Force.
The law according to Adesina, was driven by the principles of transparency and accountability in police force operations and management of its resources.
“Among others, the Act establishes an appropriate funding framework for the Police in line with what is obtainable in other Federal Government key institutions, enhances professionalism in the Force through increased training opportunities.
”(It also) creates an enduring cooperation and partnership between the Police Force and communities in maintaining peace and combating crimes nationwide.’
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