September 28, (THEWILL) – Nigeria’s Vice-president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says the Nigeria Police Force is not properly funded, attributing it as the major challenge facing the security agency.
He however, maintained that despite the challenges, the Federal Government is committed to improving the livelihood of police personnel.
Osibanjo spoke on Tuesday during the commissioning of the Police Barracks, Special Protection Unit (SPU) base 6 at Omagwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been developing the Niger Delta region through the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
“Funding of the Police Force remains a huge challenge, which is why we worked with the National Assembly to enact the Police Trust Fund Act,” Osinbajo said.
“We are looking at other measures to improve funding for the police. This event meets two objectives – It is an important part of our government’s efforts to improve the lives of our police officers and it is also another important milestone in our administration’s pursuit in the peace and development of the Niger Delta”, he said.
Professor Osinbajo commended the NDDC for constructing the sixth base of the police Special Protection Unit (SPU) in the state, adding that the new building consists of 66 apartments for the security men.