President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, said the Senate has fulfilled the promise it made to pass the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Bill within the life circle of the 8th Senate.
Saraki made the remark on Tuesday after the the bill was passed following a presentation of the concurrence report by Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan at plenary.
The bill has the primary aim of improving funding for the Nigeria Police Force, NPF.
Saraki said: “By passing this bill, we will be creating big strides towards providing and improving security and 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.
“It is our view that once we have these police bills as laws, we will relieve the burden on the military, so that it can focus on its constitutional responsibility,” Saraki said.
The Bill, which has earlier been passed by the House of Representatives, aims at providing a legal framework for the management and control of the special intervention funds established under the Act for the training of personnel of the NPF amongst others.
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