President Muhammadu Buhari has approved over ₦4bn for fueling of Police patrol vehicles, Naija News reports.
The development was confirmed to newsmen on Tuesday, August 10 by Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi.
Head of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Bolaji Kazeem, who spoke on Tuesday in Abuja while delivering a paper titled, “Strategic Leadership Development: The Role of the Ministry of Police Affairs” presented to Strategic Leadership and Command Course 3/2021 participants of the National Institute of Police Studies said, that the amount would cover expenditure on fuel supply to Police Commands in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
He said that the approval was the first in the history of Nigeria Police that over ₦4bn was approved for fuelling of Police vehicles in the country, adding that the ministry would sustain the gesture.
Dingyadi again assured of the commitment of the ministry to prioritize the training and development of police officers.
“The Ministry is deeply grateful to Mr. President and the National Assembly for approving funds for the supply of fuel to the 36 state Police commands across the country and FCT, to increase their efficiency.
“As we speak, the Police Trust Fund has awarded contracts for the supply of more operational vehicles, body protection vest, helmet, arms and ammunition, drugs and medical equipment, and other critical security hardware,” he said.
He said that the Ministry of Police Affairs in conjunction with the leadership of the Nigeria Police had developed strategies to meet the training and development needs of police officers.