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Buhari signs Nigeria Police Bill 2020 into law

The President, Major General (retd.), has signed the Nigeria Bill 2020 into .

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, , disclosed this on Thursday in a statement titled “President asserts to Police Bill, 2020”.

Adesina said the President had in a memo dated September 16, 2020, communicated his assent to the Bill to the through the Clerk of the legislature.

The statement read, “The Act repeals the Police Act Cap. P19. Laws of the Federation, 2004, and provides for a more effective and well organised Police Force, driven by the principles of transparency and accountability in its operations and management of its resources.

“Among others, the Act establishes an appropriate funding framework for the Police in line with what is obtainable in other Federal key institutions, enhances professionalism in the Force through increased opportunities, and creates enduring cooperation and partnership between the Police Force and communities in maintaining peace and combating crimes nationwide.”

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