Police Trust Fund: Wike Hails Court For Upholding Justice And Fairness

Written by on January 26, 2022

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has hailed the Federal High Court in Abuja for its judgement on Wednesday which barred the Federal Government from deducting funds from the federation account to fund the Nigerian Police Force and other agencies not listed in the Constitution.

Governor Wike who spoke to journalists shortly after returning from Germany where he undertook a tour of the Rivers State government’s Legacy 600 plane that has been parked in the European country for 10 years, described the judgement by Justice Ahmed Mohammed as a victory for democracy.

The Rivers State Government had filed a suit to stop the Federal Government from deducting the funds for the Nigerian Police Trust Fund Scheme.

According to Governor Wike, it was wrong for the government to have conceived the idea of deducting the funds because funding the police is a responsibility of the Federal Government.

He added that states should be allowed to decide on how and when to support the police, but not to make it an arbitrary deduction.

The governor also thanked his legal team for a job well done, saying that his administration is not afraid of an appeal.

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