Buhari assents to Police Bill, 2020

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•President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020.

In a statement, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the President in a memo dated September 16, 2020, communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly, through the Clerk.

Adesina stated that the Act repealed the Police Act Cap. P19. Laws of the Federation, 2004, and provided for a more effective and well-organized Police Force, driven by the principles of transparency and accountability in its operations and management of resources.

He said that the Act established an appropriate funding framework for the Police “in line with what is obtainable in other Federal Government key institutions, enhances professionalism in the Force through increased training opportunities, and creates an enduring cooperation and partnership between the Police Force and communities in maintaining peace and combating crimes nationwide.”

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