- The Nigeria police have dismissed a purported list of new salary structure which has gone viral on social media
- Reacting via social media, the police described the list as fake news
- Members of the public were also urged to ignore the list
The Nigeria Police Force has on Monday, November 9, denied a new salary structure list that is being circulated on social media.
The list which broke down salaries across all the ranks of the police claimed President Muhammadu Buhari approved the new structure.
The least paid policemen, according to the post, list Police Constable (PC) II who are to earn N84, 000, while the highest, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), is to be paid N1.5 million.
However, in a tweet on its official Twitter handle, @PoliceNG, the police described the list as a piece of fake news.
The tweet stated simply:
“Ignore the trending fake news, please.”
Meanwhile, the posting of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Sanusi Lemu and Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) Usman Alkali Baba to new departments has been approved by Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
Lemu is now the DIG in-charge of the department of operations while Baba is now the DIG in-charge of finance and administration.
Legit.ng gathered that this was announced in a statement signed on Tuesday, November 3, by the Force spokesperson, Frank Mba.
In another report, IGP Adamu has emphasised the need for Nigerians to embrace the community policing strategy in the country.
The police boss described community policing as the best strategy to combat crime in Nigeria.
The IGP made this known in Owerri, the capital of Imo state, during a one-day working visit to the state to assess the level of damage done by hoodlums who hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest.
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