The Nigerian Senate has passed the Nigerian Police Trust Fund Bill (HB 1583).
Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the Senate passed the bill on Tuesday, April 9.
The development is coming a week after the Senate President, Bukola Saraki promised the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, that upper legislative chamber would fast-track its work on both the Police Trust Fund Bill and the Police Reform Bill.
AN24 reports that the bill has also been passed by the House of Representatives.
Reacting to the passage of the bill, 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,” Saraki opined.