Just In: FG Approves 20% Salary Increase for Police Officers

Just In: FG Approves 20% Salary Increase for Police Officers

  • The review and upgrade of salaries of all police personnel across Nigeria has been increased by 20 per cent
  • This was disclosed in Abuja on Wednesday, December 15, after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting
  • According to Maigari Dingyadi, minister of police affairs the review exercise is expected to take effect from January 2022

Abuja - Twenty per cent increase in the salaries for personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has been approved by the federal government.

The Punch reports that the minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi made this known after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, December 15.

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Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the upgrade of salaries of police personnel. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Dingyadi speaking to State House Correspondents revealed that the increase which will take effect from January 2022, is a product of the issues raised during the #EndSARS protests, Channels TV added.

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Recall that back in October 2020, one of the demands made by EndSARS protesters was primarily improved welfare for police officers.

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According to Dingyadi, the move is meant to boost the morale of police personnel across the country.

President Buhari increases police salaries, benefits

Legit.ng previously reported that iIn his efforts to strengthen security architecture in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari directed for the upward review of police salaries and their benefits.

The president made the disclosure while delivering a speech on Thursday, June 10, during a one-day visit to Lagos state, where he inaugurated various projects.

Buhari said his government recruited 10,000 new police officers to reinforce personnel capacity across the country.

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Meanwhile, the federal government presented new conditions of service and improved salary scale to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) following the approval by FEC.

The minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, made the formal presentation to the Board and Management of NIMC in Abuja on Thursday, September 2.

This was contained in a statement issued by the minister’s spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, on Thursday.

APC House of Reps member releases breakdown of his salary, allowances, severance package

In another report, Akin Alabi, a member of the House of Representatives representing Egbeda/Ona-Ara federal constituency, released a breakdown of his earnings as a lawmaker.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker who is also a businessman had promised in a social media post to release his earnings when he started being paid as a member of the green chamber.

Source: Legit.ng

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