The federal government has approved over N4 billion for the fuelling of police vehicles.
Minister of police affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, through Mr. Bolaji Kazeem, Head of Press and Public Relations in the ministry disclose it in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Dingyadi, the said amount will cover expenditure on fuel supply to police commands in the 36 states of the federation and the federal capital territory.
He added that the amount approved by the federal government in the 2021 budget was the first in the history of the police, adding that the ministry will sustain the gesture.
“The Ministry is deeply grateful to Mr. President and the National Assembly for approving funds for the supply of fuel to the 36 states Police Commands across the country and FCT to increase their efficiency.
“As we speak, the Police Trust Fund has awarded contracts for the supply of more operational vehicles, body protection vest, helmet, arms and ammunition, drugs and medical equipment, and other critical security hardware,” he said.
The minister pledged the commitment of the ministry to prioritize the training and development of police officers.
He said the Ministry of Police Affairs in conjunction with the leadership of the Nigeria Police had developed strategies to meet the training and development needs of police officers.