The inspector general of police, Muhammed Adamu have submitted the budget for the Nigeria police force to the house of representative for their approval.
The house of representative members who had sat on the budget, made some adjustments and reduced the budgets of the police force to a smaller amount.
Going to defend the budget, the inspector general of police, made an appeal to the senate to be considerate and generous in their scrutinizing of the budget submitted to them.
The house of representative committee who sat on the budget ably led by Hon Bello from Gombe state, had reduced the budget of the Nigeria police initially at 469.4 billion to 449.6 billion Naira.
However the inspector general of police has now appealed to the house, when he was called to defend the budget he submitted to the house, he gave explanations as to why the money was needed.
According to him, it takes 22.5 billion Naira to fuel police Vehicles that uses petrol engines within a year, while it takes an additional 834 million to fuel motorcycles in a year. He also stressed that they had vehicles which uses diesel engine, and this will cause the police force 1.4 billion Naira, bringing the cost of fueling are automobiles to 24.8 billion Naira.
The IGP said his men are committed to serving the Nigerian masses, hence they are making request for the money with which they can mobilize and effectively discharge their duties.