A total of N4billion has been approved by the federal government for fueling the police vehicles in 36 states and the FCT.
On Tuesday, August 10, the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, who made the announcement at the National Institute of Police Studies in Abuja, said this will be the first time such a decision will be made in the history of the Nigerian Police Force.
According to Dingyadi;
“The Ministry is deeply grateful to Mr. President and the National Assembly for approving funds for the supply of fuel to the 36 states Police Commands across the country and FCT to increase their efficiency. Over N4billion has been earmarked for this purpose."
In addition to announcing that the Federal Executive Council recently approved the Automation of Police Specialized Services to facilitate transparency and accountability, as well as to serve as an additional source of funding for police operations, the Minister said the Police Trust Fund had awarded contracts for the supply of more operational vehicles, body protection vests and helmets, as well as arms, ammunition, drugs, and medical equipment.
President Muhammadu Buhari said “soon” when asked when its new police officer salaries would be announced as he had promised.