Buhari Signs Police Bill 2020 Into Law


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

The President in a memo dated September 16, 2020, communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly, through the Clerk of the legislature.

A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity explained that the Act repeals the Police Act Cap. P19. Laws of the Federation, 2004.

He added that it provides for a more effective and well organized Police Force, driven by the principles of transparency and accountability in its operations and management of its resources.

The statement added that among others, the Act establishes 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.

It expressed that the law creates an enduring cooperation and partnership between the Police Force and communities in maintaining peace and combating crimes nationwide.

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