A new salary structure is being worked out for men of the Nigeria Police to compare with their counterparts abroad, the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Abubakar has revealed, saying also that the middle of the year, 700 housing units would be delivered to officers in the inspectorate, rank and file cadre.
Towards this end, a technical committee has been set up to look at the issue of welfare, particularly the issue of salary and allowances of members of the Nigerian Police.
Abubakar, who announced this at a get-together of inspectors/rank and files, the year would be a better one for members of the police as plans are ongoing towards working out a new salary structure for them, just as the Police had started to feed its officers who are on duty at the force headquarters.
According to him, “by the special grace of God in 2013, I am putting every effort to ensure that anywhere a policeman is on duty, he will be fed,” saying these were measures being taken to ensure that the officers were given the benefit they deserved while in service.
The IG also assured that they are putting all this efforts to ensure that they are guided to ensure that their officers are respected, to ensure that Nigerians understand what they should do and what they should not do.
He said that the president was committed to the welfare and well being of all officers of the Police, announcing that following the approval of the president, the police have been removed from the contributory pension scheme.
According to him, henceforth, the force would have its scheme manned by personnel of the police. “Today, the fight that has been on, that has to do with pension scheme of the Nigeria police is now history. The Nigeria police will have their own pension scheme. They will administer their own scheme by their own personnel. We are indeed very grateful to Mr President for his understanding, for his support and approval.”