Convener of the EndSARS movement, Segun Awosanya, has acknowledged the role of the immediate Senate President Bukola Saraki in the Presidential assent of the Police Trust Fund Bill.
While commending President Muhammadu Buhari for the bill, which has since been passed in June 2019, Awosanya partly credited the legacy to the 8th National Assembly.
On his verified twitter handle, Awosanya said: ‘I must commend President Muhammadu Buhari for keeping his word to assent to the Bills once passed at the National Assembly. I have been notified that the Police Trust Fund Bill has been signed into Law already since June 2019. We now await the immediate concurrence of the other.
‘There is a lot to thank the 8th Assembly for as led by His Excellency, Bukola Saraki. Generations will not forget your legacy.
“I appreciate all that you made happen for Nigeria and Nigerians even though most don’t get it yet. This is one of those groundbreaking bills passed by your leadership.”
The movement also suggested to inauguration of a board to usher the full execution of the law to the federal government.
“While we await the assent to the Police Reform Bill, can we humbly ask that His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari constitute a Board immediately for the Police Trust Fund so we can begin to make progress and secure the hope and future of our patriotic Nigerian Police officers? The time is now,” Awosanya added.
The law is aimed at the provision of a legal framework for the management and control of the special intervention funds established under the Act for the training of the personnel of the NPF, procure their operational equipment as well as enhance the skills of the officers.