Senate Signs Nigeria Police Academy Bill Into Law
The Senate on Wednesday, October 10, said it has signed into law the Nigeria Police Academy bill.
A tweet posted via its verified Twitter account (@NGRSenate) some moments ago, indicated that the Senate President Bukola Saraki had read a letter that the Nigeria police academy Bill has been signed into law.
— The Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) October 10, 2018
“Senate President, @bukolasaraki reads a letter that the Nigeria police academy Bill, has been signed into law. #TodayInSenatePlenary”
In February, Daily Trust had quoted the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) Chief Mike Okiro as saying there was no law backing the conversion of Police Academy, Kano to a degree awarding institution.
Former president Goodluck Jonathan in April 2012 approved the conversion of the academy to a degree awarding institution.
The institution which was initially for the training of police inspectors and assistant superintendents of police commenced degree programme during Jonathan’s tenure.
But while leading a delegation of the PSC to the Senate, Okiro said the first set of the degree programme would be graduating in October this year without a law backing the conversion of the college.
Okiro, a retired Inspector General of Police said the visit was meant to draw the attention of the Senate to the Nigeria Police Academy (establishment) Bill which has been pending in the National Assembly since 2012.
“This visit has become necessary to seek the speedy consideration and passage of the bill because the cadets of the school would be graduating in October this year, and when they graduate in October this year, and there is no law backing the institution, it means that their certificates would not be marketable in the labour market anywhere,” Okiro said
Saraki then promised that the Senate would fast track the consideration and passage of the bill.