The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has assured the acting inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu of readiness of the 8th National Assembly to pass the police reform bill and the police trust fund bill before the end of its tenure.
SP Saraki who made this known on Wednesday, April 3, in his office at the National Assembly, emphasised the federal legislature’s commitment to strengthen the nation’s security architecture. Saraki said: “The performance of the Nigeria Police is key to our nation’s security. This is because apart from us ensuring that the institution is well-funded, we need to ensure that the police plays its constitutional role in the security of our nation. Across party lines, the police can be reassured of our support to strengthen it as an institution.
“Another critical issue is the Police Reform Bill which has gone through public hearing with major input from stakeholders. We started this process before your tenure, but we can still allow a few more days before it is laid, so that you too can make your contributions. “We would like you to take a close look at this Bill alongside the committee, so that by next week, we can lay the Report of the Bill and pass it.
“Once we begin to address the issue of funding and institutional reform of the police, many of the recent incidents that we have seen like the abductions yesterday on Abuja-Kaduna road, and the killing of the young man in Lagos, will also be addressed.”