President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Suleiman Abba, Nigeria’s former Inspector General of Police as new Chairman of Police Trust Fund Board of trustees.
Abba served as the 17th Inspector General of Nigerian Police. He was appointed as acting IGP on August 1 2014 by President Goodluck Jonathan and later confirmed as substantive IGP on 4 November 2014. He was however sacked by the then President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on April 21, 2015.
The President also approved the appointments of the following as Executive Secretary and members of the Board respectively:
1. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto – Executive Secretary
2. Mr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri – Representing Ministry of Police Affairs
3. Inspector-General of Police – Representing Nigeria Police Force
4. Usman Bilkisu – Representing Ministry of Justice
5. Mr Ben Akabueze (DG, Budget and National Planning) – Representing Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning
6. Engr. Mansur Ahmed – Representing Organised Labour
7. Dr. Michael Bamidele Adebiyi – Representing Civil Society Group.
A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, said the above appointments were 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.
“The President also commended state governors, members of the National Assembly and Nigerians for their patriotic and spirited efforts at reforming Policing Architecture to deepen the country’s internal security.
”The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi will announce the inauguration date of the Board of Trustees of the Police Trust Fund,” the statement said.