IG commends NASS over passage of police pension board bill

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has commended the National Assembly for the passage of the Police Pension Board Bill and the Nigeria Police Force College, Training School and Institution (Establishment) Bill.

The PUNCH reports that the Senate had on Tuesday announced that it had passed the bills.

Reacting to the development during a press conference at the Force Headquarters, Abuja on Thursday, the IG described the passage of the two bills as a milestone achievement with a positive impact that will redefine the act of policing in the country.

He stressed that the bill would standardize the training capacity of the force, enhance police productivity and address the reoccurring pension-related hardship.

Baba said, “The removal of the Nigeria Police Force from the Contributory Pension Scheme, and the establishment of the NPF Pension Board is a welcome development and will be resourceful in addressing the plight of police retirees.

“We acknowledge the doggedness and resilience of the National Assembly in the passage of these critical bills, and we commend the efforts of well-meaning Nigerians for their support and concern towards the passage of the bills which in no time will definitely attract the assent of the President for their full implementation.

“We also commend the retirees for their patience and steadfastness on the issue, and we assure that all hands are on deck to make the bills a reality.

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