President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s commitment to improving the welfare of officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force which was was necessary for effective policing by the Force.
Garba Shehu, media aide to President Buhari said this when he received the 2021 audited report and 2023 budget proposal of the Police Service Commission (PSC).
He said the administration had made the welfare of police officers and men a priority and police reforms a sacred duty and noted that accommodation for police officers and men was very critical.
The President further said that To underscore the importance of quality welfare and effective service delivery, their moralehas been boosted to enable them discharge their duties with courage and efficiency and was also aware of the problems and challenges confronting the Nigeria Police Force and the Armed Forces.
While assuring the acting Chairman of the PSC that their requests would be considered, President Buhari said that dwindling resources arising from fall in crude oil price and local production posed a major challenge which the present administration had to contend with.
Presenting the 2021 audited report and the 2023 budget proposal to the President, Acting Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, JSC (Rtd), expressed her delight at performing the statutory function of presenting the report, in accordance with Section 17 of the Police Service Commission (Establishment) Act 2001.
The Retired Justice while lamenting that inadequate funding had continued to hamper its activities, requested that the Commission’s budget be placed among the first line charge in budget allocation as that will allow the Commission to be more effective.
The Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammadu M. Dingyadi led members of the Commission to the presentation. LEADERSHIP