POLICY BRIEF: FOLLOWING THE ROUNDTABLE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE POLICE TRUST FUND ACT 2019
The Police Trust Fund was established in 2019 by the national assembly legislation to offer additional funding for the police. The NPTF Act also creates the NPTF Board of Trustees, responsible for investing Trust Fund funds, as well as establishing regulations for NPF personnel training and retraining. The Act exempts the Trust Fund from paying income tax on any income generated by the Trust Fund’s investments.
On June 24, 2019, President Buhari signed the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Bill into law, and the Board was announced one year later on May 6, 2020.
Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN), The Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Center (RULAAC), and Open Security Justice Initiative (OSJI) organised a roundtable on June 29, 2021, aimed to assess the impact of the NPTF two years after President Buhari signed it into law and one year after the President appointed the Board of Trustees as required by the Act establishing the Trust Fund.Download