House Okays N74bn Budget for Police Trust Fund

- Udora Orizu

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.

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