Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Police budget N425m for arms

Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt Caleb Olubolade (retd.)Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt Caleb Olubolade (retd.)
The Police have earmarked N425,250,000 for the purchase of arms and ammunition in the 2013 budget.
They also plan to invest N296,708,180 on riot equipment and another N455,260,195 on  protective accessories like bulletproof vests, and ballistic helmets, among others.
An appraisal of their budget indicates that N1,365,887,755 would be spent on uniforms and other clothing materials including the newly inaugurated operational uniform.
Vehicle maintenance will cost N636,168,153 while vehicle purchase will take N475,100,000, in addition to N340,673,375 for the purchase of special trucks.
In the estimate, fuelling aircraft would cost N91,676,727; boats, N63,225,329; and generators, N88, 905,892. The sum of N699,359,577 was proposed for fuelling of vehicles.
The Force Headquarters will spend N273,887,233 on maintenance of office buildings and residential quarters and another N225,235,000 on furniture and fittings. Rehabilitation of barracks will cost N425, 060,826.
Out of its total allocation of N311, 148,387, 311, salary will gulp N221,052,433,713; local training, N714,718,082; insurance premium, N578,863,788; and computer software, N200,100,000.
Ministry of Police Affairs which the Parry Osayande-led police reform committee recommended its scrapping, will spend N2,465,170,407 on staff salary out of its  N5,837, 318,301 allocation.
The police plan to spend N80m on office furniture; N222m on provision of electricity, and N620m on scanners.
The ministry also proposed N500m for construction of police barracks; N250m for defence equipment; N575,543,938 for research and development and N247,880,000 for monitoring and evaluation.

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