President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved salary increment for Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, on Thursday.
The approved salary increment cuts across all ranks of the Force.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, disclosed this during his visit to the Ogun State Police Command.
IGP Adamu’s visit to Ogun State, was part of his efforts to boost the morale of Police Officers, after the attack on them during the recent violent protests that rocked major cities in the country.
The IGP also revealed that the “Next Level” administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has taken various steps to reform the Nigerian Police.
His words: “The government has approved an extension of Health Scheme to Retired Police Personnel. The Police salary structure has been reviewed upward, affecting all ranks.”
IGP Adamu added that plans have been concluded for the renovation of Police Barracks across the country.
Also speaking, Edward Ajogun, the State Commissioner of Police, said that the IGP’s visit would re-awaken the dampened morale of the Police Officers in the State.
The State Commissioner of Police, explained that about 7 Divisional Headquarters were vandalised in the State, while the DCO of Atan-Ota Division, DSP Ogbeche, lost his life.
He added that the Police in Ogun State, have since returned to their duty posts, saying that, it is their duty to protect lives and property.
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