28.8bn to fuel vehicles and motorcycles in a year - IGP


The Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu disclosed that the Nigeria Police Force requires 24.8bn to fuel their vehicles and motorcycles in a year. He said this before the House Committee on Police as he presented the 2020 budget performance and defended the 2021 budget proposal. The IGP lament that his men could have performed better if not for the ‘low envelop budgetary provisions’ they are used to.

In his words, “The implication is that under an ideal situation, the amount that has been reviewed cannot meet up with the requirement of policing the country. If you take for example, the daily fuel consumption of our vehicles; vehicles that have petrol engine take about 22.5bn to fuel it within a year. The motorcycle we have requires 834.4m to fuel. And those vehicles using diesel will require 4bn to fuel. So if you compute this, with what we have proposed, fuel alone will take the chunk of the money that has been budgeted not to talk of maintenance. If we’re to maintain our vehicles and motorcycles, it will take about 8.04bn in a year.” He further alleged that the 2021 budget estimate for the Police was 469.4bn, but it was scaled down to 449.6bn.

With this, can we say that Nigeria Police is underfunded or over funded?    


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