Nigeria to spend N1.5 trillion on police reforms

According to, President Goodluck Jonathan said that the Federal Government would spend N1.5 trillion in the next five years to reform the Nigeria Police Force.
Jonathan said that 60 percent of the money would be provided by government, while the remaining 40 percent would come from the private sector, including non-governmental organisations.
Jonathan made this known at a two-day retreat on ‘Sustaining Nigeria Police Reforms, in Makurdi. He assured that federal Government was committed to equipping the police for enhanced performance.
Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam said that the police had to imbibe the discipline of being accountable to the elected representatives of the people.
Suswam said by being accountable, the police would consult widely with the people through their representatives to reflect their views on police reforms. Further saying that the reforms that never reflected the views of the people would be disregarded.



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