The Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali has revealed to the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund, Hon. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto that the Nigeria Police Force is earnestly looking forward to all the “goodies” promised as interventions by the Executive Secretary during his solidarity visit to him at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. He stated further that “… we’re seriously looking forward to interventions like improved logistics, enhanced welfare for Police personnel in terms of rehabilitation of police buildings and critical trainings of all Police personnel in other to meet up with the emerging security challenges.” He further sought for the rehabilitation of dilapidated police barracks as well as building new beffiting accomodation for police personnel across the nation.
The IGP. stated this when the administrative management team.of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) visited him in Abuja on Tuesday.
Baba praised the composition of members of NPTF’s Board. “The Chairman as well as other members of the Board are persons of integrity; tested and trusted.” He posited. He promised to take up his position as a member of the Board too without delay.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation and Executive Secretary of the Fund, Hon. Aliyu Sokoto assured the IGP and members of the Force Management team of the Fund’s readiness to work with the NPF for the common good of the Nation. He stated ” …the Fund is ready to build a well-equipped and well-motivated Nigeria Police Force that would be prompt and responsive to Security Challenges in line with global standards and best practices.”
He further said Nigerians would begin to feel the impact of the Fund after the signing of the N74 billion 2021 budget currently before the National Assembly.
The secretary, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Fund, promised to assist the police in the purchase of equipment, enhanced welfare and trainings in line with the mission of the NPTF ACT 2019.
The NPTF was set up by an Act of the National Assembly in 2019 on the recommendation of President Muhammadu Buhari, to cater for police needs such as training, procurement of state-of-the-art equipment and overall improvement of personnel of the Nigeria Police Force in the discharge of their duties.