- The mobile police officers on operation in Yobe state said they are unhappy that they have not been paid their allowances for four months
- The officers have threatened to protest to show their displeasure over the non-payment
- Abdulmaliki Sunmonu, the police commissioner in the state, however, said he is not aware that their allowances have not been paid
Men of the mobile police unit on operation in Yobe state are displeased with the alleged non-payment of the feed allowances due to them for four months.
The mobile police men gathered together besides UBA bank at Central Round-about on Tuesday, March 26, said they would soon take to the street and protest if they are not paid, Daily Trust reports.
An officer who wanted to keep his identity unknown said their allowances have not been paid since December 2018.
He said: “As you can see us here, we are from 26 squadrons posted to Damaturu for operation, from different states. Right from December 2018, they have not given us any allowances for reasons best known to them, and nobody is talking to us.
“Surprisingly, other operational personnel like military do receive their allowances promptly. We want the presidency to know that we are not being paid, and if they want to close the operation we will gladly return to our respective squadrons.”
Another officer also complained that the salary that he received was not enough to feed him and his family, saying his children school fees have not been paid.
He lamented: “Instead of using the feeding allowances to feed here, we feed ourselves from the salary and our families would be there at home because we cannot feed or pay our children school fees."
Abdulmaliki Sunmonu, the police commissioner in the state, however said that he is not aware of any non-payment issue.
He said: “Even if there is, they have not reported to us. I want to know this people. They may have problems with the banks but we are not owing them."
When asked if the payment of feeding allowances are up-to date, he said: “Yes, it’s up-to date. Thank you."
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that a new public survey released by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Tuesday, March 26, reported high levels of corruption in public institutions in Nigeria for the past five years.
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The police came first as one of the five major public institutions placed under study, while the power sector was the second most corrupt in the country on the list.
Other public institutions identified as corrupt by 70% of Nigerians who responded to the survey are the health, judiciary and education ministries, with the report saying nothing has changed in the last five years.
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