Minister Assures Police Of Adequate Welfare

The Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi has assured adequate welfare of the officers of the Police Force in order to enhance effectiveness. He made this known recently in Abuja, during his Familiarization visit to the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, at the Force headquarter.

Dingyadi revealed that Mr. President had earlier assented to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund to create a legal framework for the purpose of training, provision of security equipment and related facilities to enhance the skills of the Nigeria Police Force.  The Minister decried the rate of kidnapping for ransom, the high level banditry and urged the officers of the Police Force to come up with new ideas on how to tackle the problems as its core mandate is providing security and protecting the rights of men and women in the country.

Dingyadi expressed confidence in the Nigeria Police, as he was taken on a guided tour round the completed projects at the force headquarters, to inspect facilities put in place to tackle insecurity.

Speaking earlier, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed A. Adamu said the force is grappling with high-profile crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cybercrime, small and light arms proliferation which  has made the force to resolve to adopt the Community Policing model. The model, he explains involves the engagement of citizens in identifying and prioritizing prevalent communal security threats as they affect localities. He said special constables will be engaged as community Policing Officers under the coordination of the Nigeria Police Force. “They are to perform low risk and non-sensitive duties”

While seeking support in policy formation and requisite Political   leadership, that will guide the Police Force in meeting the yearnings of Nigerians, Adamu thanked the Hon. Minister and assured him of the commitment of his Men who he termed as courageous, dedicated and competent despite budgetary and logistic limitations.



Odutayo Oluseyi

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Police Minister Inaugurates Ministerial Interim Committee On Nigerian Police Trust Fund


In line with Mr. President’s commitment at tackling insecurity in the country through the establishment of the Ministry of Police Affairs and his assent to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund establishment Act,2019 which is aimed at providing legal framework for training and provision of security equipment to enhance skills of personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, the Honorable Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi today, 08th October, 2019 inaugurated a 12 (Twelve-Member) Ministerial interim Committee on the Nigeria Police Trust Fund chaired by Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri FCA, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs.

While inaugurating the Committee, Dingyadi expressed his confidence in the Committee, and explained the careful selection of members of the Committee which comprises of Directors/Heads of Units of the Ministry and senior members of the Police hierarchy, was to meet various sector requirements. He expressed his desire for an early take- off of the trust fund and read out the terms of reference to include among others:

  1. Draw up the take-off Budget for the Trust fund;
  2. liaise with the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation for a suitable office accommodation for the administration of Funds;
  3. determine the logistics and other necessary requirements for the effective take-off of the Fund
  4. develop an organization structure for the administration of staff of the fund;
  5. develop a timeline for the take-off of the Fund and
  6. Propose a date for the inauguration of the board

Responding, Chairman and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs, Dr. Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri FCA, assured the Minister that the Committee will not disappoint bearing in mind the importance of the task which bothers on security and the priority placed through the establishment of the Trust Fund Act. He promised to regularly update the Minister and to give the best opinion in the setting up of the Board for the Trust Fund by the Committee

Members of the committee include:-

  1. Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri FCA    (Permanent Secretary)     –           Chairman
  2. Kayode Musbau K (Director F&A)                    –           Member
  3. Bombata Babatunde. H (Director HRM)                   –           Member
  4. Moremi Soyinka- Onijala (Director PID)                      –           Member
  5. Salamatu Umar (Deputy Director T&TI)     –           Member
  6. Joseph O Egbunike (Commissioner of Police) –          Member
  7. Shehu Usman Shuaibu (AG.CP)                                 –          Member
  8. Augustine Akpofure Saromi Fsi (Deputy CP)                         –          Member
  9. Jonathan Towruru (Deputy CP)                         –          Member
  10. Emeka Frank Mba (DCP/FPPRO) –          Member
  11. Abel Jangnap Miri Zwalchir (ACP) –          Member
  12. Zubairu M.G (Director PSD) –        Member

The committee thereafter sat for its inaugural meeting.



Odutayo Oluseyi

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