Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has appointment retired Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.
The Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday while stating that the appointment was in pursuant to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019.
Malam Garba Shehu gave the list of every member of the Board as was approved by the President as follows:
Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto – Executive Secretary
Mr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri – Representing Ministry of Police Affairs
Inspector-General of Police – Representing Nigeria Police Force
Usman Bilkisu – Representing Ministry of Justice
Mr Ben Akabueze (DG, Budget and National Planning) – Representing Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning
Engr. Mansur Ahmed – Representing Organised Labour
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,” Shehu said.
Malam Garba Shehu, said that President Muhammadu Buhari commended state governors, members of the National Assembly and Nigerian citizens for their patriotic and spirited efforts at reforming Policing Architecture to deepen the country’s internal security.
He also revealed that the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi will announce the inauguration date of the Board of Trustees of the Police Trust Fund as has been approved by the president.