Abubakar Commends Jonathan Over Police Financial Autonomy

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, on Friday, commended President Goodluck Jonathan for granting the Nigeria Police Force self-accounting status.

According to him, the self-accounting status granted the police would increase professionalism, transparency and ensure prompt payment of salaries and emoluments of police personnel.

The IGP, while stating this during a meeting with police finance officers, described the approval as a watershed coming after more than eight decades since the Nigeria Police Force was established as a single and centralised national police force in 1930.

The IGP further stated that as a step towards building the necessary infrastructure for a smooth operation of this new status, the force will take every necessary measure towards ensuring that the finance and account units at all levels of the force are staffed with officers with requisite accounting and professional background, who will work with tested civilian finance officers in order to promote professionalism and guarantee effective service delivery.