President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020.
The Act repeals the Police Act Cap. P19. Laws of the Federation, 2004, thereby providing 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 Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this on Thursday in a statement titled “President Buhari assents to Police Bill, 2020”.
Adesina said the President had in a memo dated September 16, 2020, communicated his assent to the Bill to to the National Assembly through the Clerk of the legislature.
The act also 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, and creates an enduring cooperation and partnership between the Police Force and communities in maintaining peace and combating crimes nationwide.