Senate has instituted impressive legislative support ― IGP
...writes Senate President Saraki, commends Senate
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has written the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, commending the senate for unpredicted enter support he has received in the course of his duties so far.
The acting IGP, in a letter dated April 25, 2019 , thanked the Senate for passing some critical bills to ease the ease of the Force.
According to the police boss, the legislative support so far received by his office and the police force were commendable and appreciated by the Police generally.
He specifically mentioned the Police Trust Fund bill, passed by the Senate and the Police Act( Amendment) bill which has also been passed into law by the police.
He also thanked the Senate for expressly working on the Police Academy establishment bill, which he said, if passed will help restore the lost primacy of the police Force.
The letter, sources in Abuja on Wednesday read in part:”We appreciate in particular. Your goodwill, trust and support, which inked the passage of the Police Trust Fund Bill, the police Act( Amendment ) bill and the ongoing speedy consideration of the Police Academy(Establishment ) bill.
“It is noted that the procession of these bills, which are articulated for the administrative and operational efficacy as well as long term capacity development of the police, have been lingering in the National Assembly.
“it is therefore a mark of landmark honour that the senate facilitated the passage of the bills following our recent meeting and appeal to you and the Senate leadership.
Furthermore, we are deeply appreciative of the concerns of the Senate for the funding inadequacy if the Nigerian Police and the commitment of the senate to support our operations and reform agenda with the enhancement of our budgetary appropriation.”
The Inspector General of Police on Tuesday appeared before the Senate, in a closed session, the first of its kind since 2016.
His predecessor in office, Ibrahim Idris had maintained a hostile relationship with the police, refusing to appear before the lawmakers each time he was invited.
The former IGP at a time, dragged the Senate to the court, while the police as an institution also dragged the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and Ben Murray Bruce to court over alleged assault on some policemen during a protest rally within the precincts of the Force Headquarters, Abuja.