N4billion has been approved by the federal government for fueling of police operational vehicles across 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory.
Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi who announced while speaking at the National Institute of Police Studies in Abuja on Tuesday August 10, said this is first time such approval will be made in the Nigerian Police Force history.
“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.”
Also announcing that the Federal Executive Council recently approved the Automation of Police Specialized Services to promote Transparency and Accountability as well as serve as an additional source of funding to enhance police operations, the Minister added that the Police Trust Fund has awarded contracts for the supply of more operational vehicles, Body Protection Vest & Helmet, Arms and Ammunitions, Drugs and Medical equipment, and other critical security hardware.
When asked when the new salary structure for police officers which was promised by President Muhammadu Buhari would come out, he said “soon” without giving a specific date.