- The Nigeria Police said the April short salary to some personnel was due to system error
- The force spokesperson said efforts are already being made to rectify the error
The Nigeria Police said that the salary short payment for some personnel, for April was due to system error.
The Force spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement in Abuja on Friday, May 4, said that the force in conjunction with Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation,(OAGF) would resolve the problem.
The statement read: "Salary short payment for Police Personnel for the month of April, 2018 is being resolved by the Force with the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation
"The Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation has assured the Nigeria Police Force that Salary short payment for Police Personnel for the month of April, 2018 was due to system error and is being promptly resolved. All other issues relating to payment of salary to Police personnel are being addressed. The affected personnel will according to OAGF get the salary differential paid on or before Monday, May 7th, 2018.
"Commissioners of Police and their supervising Assistant Inspectors General of Police in charge of State and Zonal Commands, and Heads of other formations and detachment in the Force have been directed by the Inspector General of Police to lecture and educate their personnel who have any complaint from payment of February, March and April 2018 Salary that their complaints are being rectified.
"Affected Police Personnel are enjoined not to panic as the Force is doing everything in conjunction with Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to ensure that all the identified problems in the payment of salary of Police personnel across the country are permanently resolved."
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigeria police has announced plans to commence the recruitment of 6,000 policemen into the force as it has shortlisted 133,324 for the said recruitment scheduled to begin on Monday, May 7.
In a press release signed by the head, press and public relations, Police Service Commission, PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, said that the recruitment would be done in the state police commands in all 36 states of the federation as well as in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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