NewsPoliceSenate Approves Over N74 billion for Nigeria Police Trust Fund

ABUJA — The Senate during plenary on Wednesday has approved the sum of N74, 773,601,916 billion as the 2021 budget for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.

The approval followed the consideration of a report by the Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives on Police Affairs

Dauda Halliru Jika, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs said the 2021 Nigeria Police Trust Fund budget is the second since the establishment Act came into being in 2019.

Jika noted that the total revenue roll-over from 2020 was N23, 632,857,141.30.

The lawmaker gave a breakdown of the budget that the sum of N988,279,006.05 is for Personnel Cost; N10,027,610,310.25 for Overheads Expenditure; N11,015,889,316.30 for Recurrent; and N63,757,712,600.00 for Capital Expenditure.

Jika explained that the 2021 accrued revenue are as follows: 0.5 percent of the Total Revenue Accrued to Federation Accounts Revenue at N41,867,680,099.00; 0.05 percent of Total Value Added Tax (VAT) N8,824,064,676.00; 0.05 percent of the Net Profit of Companies in Nigeria – N 300,000,000; and Aids, Grants, and Donations – N150,000,000.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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