The Senate on Tuesday passed the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Bill following the presentation of a concurrence report by leader of the upper legislative house Ahmad Lawan at plenary.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, in his remark, said the National Assembly had fulfilled its promise to pass the bill before expiration of the 8th Assembly.
“By passing this bill, we will be creating big strides towards providing and improving security and policing in our country,” he said.
“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.”