President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a retired inspector-general of police, Suleiman Abba, as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.
The president also appointed other members of the board.
The announcement of the appointment was contained in a statement by Mr Buhari’s spokespesron, Garba Shehu.
Read the full statement below.
Pursuant to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Inspector-General of Police, Barrister Suleiman Abba, CFR, Mni, as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.
The President also approved the appointments of the following as Executive Secretary and members of the Board respectively:
1. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto – Executive Secretary
2. Mr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri – Representing Ministry of Police Affairs
3. Inspector-General of Police – Representing Nigeria Police Force
4. Usman Bilkisu – Representing Ministry of Justice
5. Mr Ben Akabueze (DG, Budget and National Planning) – Representing Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning
6. Engr. Mansur Ahmed – Representing Organised Private Sector being Executive Director, Dangote Group and President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).
7. Dr. Michael Bamidele Adebiyi – Representing Civil Society Group.
The above appointments are in furtherance of the Buhari administration’s commitment and drive to retooling Policing Architecture in the country by emplacing the Police Trust Fund to meet the aspiration of a well-funded, equipped and highly professional Nigeria Police Force in line with international best practices. This objective informed President Buhari’s re-establishment of the Ministry of Police Affairs on August 20, 2019.
The President also commended state governors, members of the National Assembly and Nigerians for their patriotic and spirited efforts at reforming Policing Architecture to deepen the country’s internal security.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi will announce the inauguration date of the Board of Trustees of the Police Trust Fund.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
EDITOR’S NOTE: The presidency sent a correction to reflect that Mr Ahmed represents the private sector and not organised labour.
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