Review of the Nigeria Police Act 2020 (Amendment) Bill, 2024

Omoregie, Edoba B (2024-06)

Working Paper

This report examines the Nigeria Police Act, 2020 (Amendment) Bill, 2024 which seeks to increase the service years of police personnel from 35 years to 40 of service, and from 60 to 65 years of age, as the case may be. The report evaluates the justifications proffered by the sponsors for seeking the increase, and finds that none of the justifications is sustainable in light of the stressful nature of police duties and other factors. The report advocates the retention of the present 35 years of service or 60 years of age of retirement and recommends other measures to motivate police personnel for improved performance rather than increase in service years proposed in the Bill.