- President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Nigeria Police bill 2020 into law
- The British High Commissioner to Nigeria who commended Buhari described the signing of the bill as excellent news
- Catriona Laing disclosed that she was proud to have contributed to the development of the bill
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The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Nigeria Police bill 2020 into law.
Speaking on the development, Laing expressed delight that the Nigerian leader signed the bill, describing it as excellent news.
Laing in a tweet via her Twitter handle @CatrionaLaing1 on Thursday, September 17, noted that the Nigeria Police Bill is a key step towards modernization of the Police.
The British High Commissioner went on how proud she was to have played a part in supporting the development of the bill through PLACNG, one of the partners.
"This is excellent news. The Nigeria Police Bill is a key step towards modernisation of @PoliceNG @UKinNigeria proud to have played our part in supporting development of the Bill through our partners @PLACNG," she tweeted.
Legit.ng recalls that President Buhari signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020. 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.
The president's assent was communicated in a memo dated September 16, 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.
In other news, Buhari signed the N10.8 trillion revised 2020 budget into law.
Legit.ng reported that Buhari 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, department and agencies will be given 15 % of their capital allocation by the end of the month.
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