Buhari appoints former IGP Suleiman Abba, Chairman, Police Trust Fund Board, others

Pursuant to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired -General of Police, Barrister Suleiman Abba, CFR, Mni, as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.

Senior Presidential Media Aide, Garba Shehu who disclosed this in a statement added that the President has also approved the appointments of the Executive Secretary and members of the Board respectively.Those appointed include:

  1. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto – Executive Secretary
  2. Mr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri – Representing of Police Affairs
  3. -General of Police – Representing Nigeria Police Force
  4. Usman Bilkisu – Representing of Justice
  5. Mr Ben Akabueze (DG, ) – Representing of Finance,
  6. Engr. Mansur Ahmed – Representing Organised Labour
  7. Dr. Michael Bamidele Adebiyi – Representing Civil Society Group.

The above appointments are 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 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 20, 2019, the statement said.

The President also commended , members of the 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.

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

May 6, 2020