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Buhari picks ex-IGP, Suleiman Abba to head Police Trust Fund



President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday approved the appointment of a former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said the approval was in Pursuant to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019.

The President also approved the appointments of the Executive Secretary and members of the Board.

The statement read: Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto is the Executive Secretary while Mr. Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri is to represent the Ministry of Police Affairs. The Inspector-General of Police is representing Nigeria Police Force.

“The Ministry of Justice is being represented by Usman Bilkisu, the Director General, Budget and National Planning, Mr. Ben Akabueze will represent the Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning.

“ Engr. Mansur Ahmed is representing Organised Labour while Dr. Michael Bamidele Adebiyi is representing the Civil Society Group.

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“The above appointments are in furtherance of the Buhari administration’s commitment and drive to retooling Policing Architecture in the country by emplacing the Police Trust Fund to meet the aspiration of a well-funded, equipped and highly professional Nigeria Police Force in line with international best practices.”

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