Minister of Finance, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, has promisedthat the current police reforms which will cater for enhanced police salaries, general welfare ,following the EndSars Protest will be accommodated in the 2021 budget presently under consideration in the National Assembly
She stated at a budget defence of her ministry and the Finance Committe of the House of Representatives that the Federal Government was critical about reforming the police in line with demands made by Nigerian youths who protested under the recent EndSars hash tag.
Hajia Ahmed explained that the Ministry was awaiting reports from the Federal government’s police reforms Committe and would review the current budget estimates to accommodate any financial commitment recommended from reports of the reforms that will cater for enhanced police salaries and general welfare of the officers and men
She said, “we will come by revised or suplementary estimates but we must wait for the outcome and final report from government’s reforms Committe”
Meanwhile the Minister has denied removing power ministry 100 billion for Mambilla power project
She said at the ongoing budget defence of the House Committe on Finance that at no time did the Ministry removed the said amount
According to her , it was possible that the Minister of Power, Maman Saleh does not understand the Budgeting dynamics which is operated by the “Envelope system’
Once the MTEF is passed it allows your envelope, she disclosed.
” Power didn’t have Mambilla in the budget : We interacted, we didn’t remove it , maybe Power Minister didn’t understand ”