The minister of police affairs, Mr. Muhammad Dingyadi has inaugurated a 12-member ministerial interim committee on the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF).
Spokesman for the ministry, Mr. Odutayo Oluseyi said in a statement that the committee is expected to develop a framework to train and equip police personnel to tackle insecurity in the country through appropriate funding mechanism.
He said the committee is chaired by the permanent secretary in the ministry of police affairs, Mr. Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri.
The other members are Moremi Soyinka-Onijala, director of finance and administration in the ministry, Dr Kayode Musbau, Bombata Babatunde, Afroka Chukudi, CP Joseph Egbunike; Acting CP Shehu Shuaibu and DCP Augustine Saromi.
The list also include DCP Jonathan Towruru, spokesman for the police, Mr. Frank Mba, ACP Abel Zwalchir, and director, police service department in the ministry, Mr. Zubairu Muhammed.
Dingyadi explained that the careful selection of members of the committee which comprises directors/heads of units of the ministry and senior members of the police hierarchy was to meet various sector requirements.
The team expected to draw up the take-off budget for the Trust fund and Liaise with the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation for suitable office accommodation for the administration of Funds.
Besides, it is tasked to determine the logistics and other necessary requirements for the effective take-off of the fund, develop an organisational structure for the administration of staff of the fund, develop a timeline for the take-off of the fund as well as propose a date for the inauguration of the board.