The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu had disclosed that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) will need N24.8 billion to fuel its fleet of vehicles and motorcycles in one year.
IGP stated this during his presentation of the 2020 budget performance and equally defended the 2021 budget proposal before the House of Representatives Committee on Police.
According to the NPF boss, the Force are being bogged down by the low envelope budgetary provisions.
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His statement read;
“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 for our vehicles; vehicles that have petrol engine take about N22.5 billion to fuel it within the year.
“The motorcycles we have will require N834.4 million to fuel. And those vehicles using diesel will require N4 billion to fuel.
“So, if you compute this, with what has been 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 N8.04 billion in a year.”
Muhammad Adamu however disclosed that the #budget2021 estimate for the police was N469.4 billion, but was cut down to N449.6 billion.