The Federal Government through the Ministry of Police Affairs has inaugurated a Committee on Legal Frame Work for the Nigeria Police Force Institutions in the country.
The committee, whose members were drawn from the Presidency, Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Law Reform Commission, Ministry of Police Affairs, and Ministry of Justice, was inaugurated at the headquarters of the Ministry of Police Affairs, Abuja yesterday.
The Honourable Minister of the Ministry of Police Affairs, Dr Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi explained that the government initiated the idea of legalising the existence of the training institutions to enable them to be relevant, active, and functional as well as enjoy better funding.
In his address at the inauguration he said “by the time you have a legal framework for them, they will have governing board, budget and be self-accounting and additional funding for Nigeria Police Force. This is one of the ways of reforming Nigeria Police Force in the country”.
He stated that “what we are thinking now is how we can have one legal framework that will cover the selected police institutions. I understand some guidelines have been given by the Ministry of Justice to the Nigeria Police Force to enable them to assess how they are going to go about it”.
Maigari stressed the commitment of the Presidency to reform the Nigeria Police Force and hopes that the committee will key into the aspiration and ensure it comes into reality. By the time it comes to fruition, we would have made history with the police in this country. He stressed.
The Honourable gave assurance to the committee on the federal government’s cooperation and support to enable the discharge of their duty and urged the committee to pay special attention to the checklist from the Ministry of Justice to enable them to come out with a good framework that will guide the running of those institutions.