President Goodluck Jonathan has disclosed that a total sum of N1.5 trillion will be spent over the next six years in order to transform the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for effective service delivery, as well enhance their operational capacity in line with the Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government.
Represented by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, Jonathan stated this on Thursday, while declaring open the Police Service Commission 2014 Retreat in Makurdi, Benue State.
Lawmakers belonging to the All Progressives Congress had just threatened to block funding for the police.
According to the APC leader in the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, while stating the lawmakers’ reasons for wanting to block the passage of the 2014 budget, the lawmakers would not support a police force that kills innocent citizens.
“More importantly, we will not be party to the appropriation of funds and tax payers money to a police force that will turn around and use same to maim and kill the same tax payers. No we will not!” he said.