House Okays N74bn Budget for Police Trust Fund
The House of Representatives has approved the sum of N74,773,601,916 billion as the 2021 budget for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.
The approval followed the consideration and adoption of a harmonised report by the Senate and House Committee on Police Affairs during plenary yesterday.
In his presentation, Chairman of the House Committee on Police Affairs, Hon. Bello Usman Kumo said the fund should expedite action on the implementation of the 2021 budget for the enhancement of policing and tackling the security challenges for the benefit of the nation and its citizenry.
He explained that the sum of N988,279,006.05 is for Personnel Cost; N10,027,610,310.25 for Overheads Expenditure; N11,015,889,316.30 for Recurrent; and N63,757,712,600.00 for Capital Expenditure.
Also, the House gave approval for the establishment of a Nigeria Police academy as a degree-awarding institution to provide academic and professional training.
The approval followed the consideration and adoption of a report presented by Hon. Mohammed Monguno, Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai, Chairman Navy Hon. Gagdi Yusuf.