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2019 Budget Defence: Senate commends police on use of fund

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

Hugely impressed by the resilience and ability of the Nigeria Police Force to perform considerably despite glaring inadequate funding amidst challenging circumstances,

The Senate Committee on Police Affairs chaired by Senator Tijjani Kaura has applauded the Nigerian Police ability to carry out its duty despite “glaring inadequate funding” and other challenges.

The committe described the Nigeria Police Force and its officers and men as ‘’miracle workers’’ and ‘’unsung heroes’’ of Nigeria’s nascent democracy. 

The Committee which made these remarks on Tuesday, when the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, visited the Senate to defend the Police Budget.

According to a statement by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the committe promised to support the IGP and his Team and expedite action on the passage of the Police Reform Bill. 

The Committee promisef to do all within its powers to pass the Police Trust Fund Bill so as to create avenues for alternative sources of funding the Force.

The Senate Committee on Police Affairs which is chaired by Kaura has Senator Stella Oduah as it’s Vice Chairman.

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