The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government of Nigeria has approved over N4 billion for the fuelling of police vehicles.
The amount is expected to cover expenditure on fuel supply to Police Commands in the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
This was made known by the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, while speaking recently at the National Institute of Police Studies, Abuja.
While delivering his address, Dingyadi said “The Ministry is deeply grateful to Mr. President and the National Assembly for approving funds for the supply of fuel to the 36 state Police commands across the country and FCT, to increase their efficiency,”
“As we speak, the Police Trust Fund has awarded contracts for the supply of more operational vehicles, body protection vest, helmet, arms and ammunition, drugs and medical equipment, and other critical security hardware.”
He said the ministry in conjunction with the leadership of the police has developed strategies to meet the training and development needs of police officers.
He further said, following the #EndSARS protests in October 2020, were protesters demanded for an upward review of the salaries of Policemen as a way to curb police brutality and harassment, the President has also instructed the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission to finalise the new salary structure for members of the force.