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Lawmakers disappointed over N11b allocation to police force

NEWSMAN, Abuja – House of Representatives have expressed displeasure that the Nigeria Police Force was allocated a paltry N11 billion for protection of life and property in the polit.

The Lawmakers who stressed the need for the authorities to take drastic measures on the issue, pledged to make additional budgetary provision for the capital component of the Nigeria Police in the 2021 budget.

Chairman of the House Committee on Police Affairs, Bello Kumo, during the budget defence session by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, argued that the amount was grossly inadequate for the police to carry out their statutory responsibilities.

He directed the IGP to submit an inventory of police stations destroyed as well as a comprehensive list of personnel killed during the recent #EndSARS protest across the country so that adequate budgetary provision can be made for the police in the 2021 budget, Guardian reported.

Kumo referred to the speedy manner in which President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the Police Reform Act to underline his administration’s resolve to address the teething challenges bedeviling the police force, adding that the House would amend obsolete laws impeding the performance of the police in the country.

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