The Senate has passed the Police Reform Bill, 2019. This followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs during the plenary today. The report was presented by Senator Tijjanj Kaura, while, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa seconded that the Senate considers the report of the Committee.
Senator Gbenga Ashafa said the parliament had to look at what the Bill stands for and address issues such as “welfare and the environment” in which police operatives work.
He asked if the Police Force had enough for logistics, or if they have running funds to take care of fuel or even stationaries. He suggested that the Senate focus on the Police Trust Fund as a form of intervention.
In his response to the passing of the bill, Senate President Bukola Saraki noted that the bill was passed to “ensure that the Police officers are of better condition and are more productive.”