- President Buhari has signed police bill 2020 into law
- Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman, made this known on Thursday, September 17
- Adesina said that the act repeals the police act Cap. P19. laws of the federation
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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020.
Legit.ng reports that the signing of the bill into law was reported in a statement by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
Adesina said the president, in a memo dated September 16, communicated his assent to the bill to the National Assembly, through the clerk of the legislature.
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.
The statement further stated that among others, the act establishes an appropriate funding framework for the police in line with what is obtainable in other federal government key institutions.
It also enhances professionalism in the force through increased training opportunities, and creates enduring cooperation and partnership between the police force and communities in maintaining peace and combating crimes nationwide.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Buhari appointed Jumai Audi as a chairperson of the Nigerian law reform commission.
It was reported that the appointment was subject to the approval of the Senate which on Tuesday, May 12, received President Buhari's request to confirm Audi's nomination.
A statement signed by Ezrel Tabiowo, the special assistant (press) to the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, confirmed the receipt of President Buhari's request.
In another report, Buhari signed the N10.8 trillion revised 2020 budget into law.
The president signed the document at the council chamber of the presidential villa, in Abuja on Friday, July 10, according to Tolu Ogunlesi, his special assistant on digital/new media.
The president disclosed that the budget had to be revised because of the effect of coronavirus on the nation’s economy.
He said ministries, departments and agencies would be given 15 % of their capital allocation by the end of the month.
Some top government officials who witnessed the signing include; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, and the chief of staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
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