NASS: Oversight Functions Promite Transparency, Accountability of MDAs – Sen Gaidam

NASS: Oversight Functions Promite Transparency, Accountability of MDAs – Sen Gaidam

 

 

By The Tochlight Africa News

Pic L-R: Chairman, House Committee on Police Affairs, Honourable Abubakar Makki Yalleman, Minister of State for Police Affairs, Hajia Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim and Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam during the Familiarization visit of the House of Representative Committee on Police Affairs to the Headquarters of the Ministry in Abuja.

 

NASS: Oversight Functions Promite Transparency, Accountability of MDAs – Sen Gaidam

 

The Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam has stated that the oversight functions of the National Assembly help to promote transparency and accountability in government operations.

He stated this during the Familiarization visit of the House of Representative Committee on Police Affairs led by its Chairman Honourable Abubakar Makki Yalleman to the Headquarters of the Ministry in Abuja.

The Minister, according to a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Press, Bolaji Kazeem, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), said by shining a light on the activities of MDAs, the National Assembly helps to build public trust in the government and ensures that decisions are made in the best interests of the Nigerian people.

In his words, “By holding MDAs accountable, conducting thorough investigations, and making recommendations for improvement, the National Assembly helps to drive efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency in government operations.

Gaidam said that the Ministry of Police Affairs has embarked upon various reform measures aimed at enhancing the professionalism, efficiency, and accountability of our law enforcement agencies.

“These measures include training and capacity-building initiatives, the implementation of community policing programs, and the deployment of modern technology to support law enforcement operations”. He stressed.
The Minister added that the objective of the reform is to eliminate corruption and misconduct within our ranks and build a police force that is respected and admired. “We will implement robust systems to ensure that cases of misconduct and corruption are promptly and transparently addressed”. Gaidam reiterated.

According to him, your presence here today signifies a crucial step towards fostering a harmonious working relationship between your esteemed committee and our Ministry, as we collectively strive towards the noble goal of effectively policing our great nation.

The Minister revealed that the approved capital budget of the Ministry for 2023 stood at N503,288,878.00 out of which the sum of N478,362,818.77 has so far been utilized for the year indicating 95.05% performance.

Among the various projects implemented were: Acquisitions of more equipment for Electronic Data Management System (EDMS) Centres for full digitalization and acquisition of Digital Equipment including Scanners purchased. Assessment of Police Barracks Nationwide, all police Barracks in the six Geo-political Zones have been assessed, and procurement of 1No of Ballistic guard booths.

The Honourable Minister of State for Police Affairs, Hajia Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim in her remarks stated that the Ministry’s efforts are geared towards a technologically driven police force that will enable them to tackle the security challenges in the country.
She added that the Ministry is working towards the consolidation of various previous reforms into one and urged for the support of the National Assembly to actualize the reforms and bridge both policies, infrastructure, and welfare gaps identified.

Earlier, the Chairman, House Committee on Police Affairs, Honourable Abubakar Makki Yalleman appreciated the management of the Ministry for their cooperation and collaboration that would enable them to tackle security challenges in the country.

In his words, the executive and legislature must work together for the good of the citizens, and any institutional, funding, human, and capacity as well as material gaps that are identified, we will provide the necessary legislative frameworks to address them.

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