Succour as IGP Presents Cheques Worth Over N2 Billion to Next of Kins of Deceased Police Officers

Succour as IGP Presents Cheques Worth Over N2 Billion to Next of Kins of Deceased Police Officers

  • The police boss in Nigeria, Kayode Egbetokun, has presented money to 613 families of officers who died in active service
  • Cheques were presented at the Force Headquarters in Abuja to the beneficiaries on Thursday, November 16
  • The police reiterated that it is committed to the welfare of personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF)

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FCT, Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has successfully kicked off the presentation of cheques for Group Life Assurance and the IGP Family Welfare Scheme.

The cheques were presented to 613 beneficiaries and next-of-kin of deceased police officers for the policy years 2020/2021, 2021/2022, and 2022/2023.

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Many police officers have died in the line of duty. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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IGP presents cheques to deceased officers' families

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, November 16, the IGP said authorities are committed to the welfare of all officers including those serving, retired, and deceased.

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Per a statement by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed that the total amount involved in the two policies is N2,276,110,966.

Legit.ng understands that this is the third such event since Egbetokun assumed office.

The IGP expressed condolences to the families of the deceased officers, recognising the sacrifices made.

Withdrawal of police from VIPs' escort

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Tinubu ordered that police personnel should be withdrawn from the security files of the VIPs.

Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, the minister of state for police affairs, stated that the president's directive would be prosecuted by the police high command while developing a community policing strategy, among others.

The minister disclosed this at a two-day management retreat at the Ministry of Police Affairs on Monday, November 13.

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Legit.ng also reported that Nigerians were surprised as Mercy Isoyip, aka Descushiel, a singer, who wore a police uniform, recited the national anthem wrongly at the Conference and Retreat for Senior Police Officers in Owerri, Imo State.

The video of the singer missing words of the national anthem went viral.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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