Breaking: President Buhari Increases Police Salaries, Benefits
In his efforts to strengthen security architecture in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari said he has given
directives for the upward review of police salaries and their benefits.
It was reported that 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.
It was also gathered that he said his government is currently recruiting 10,000 new police officers to reinforce
personnel capacity across the country.
He said: “In addition, I have directed the national salaries, incomes and wages commission to carry out an upward review of police salaries and benefits.
Let me also use this opportunity to commend the leadership of the force for their efforts, for the reforms being
implemented in the area of police pensions.
“I have charged the Inspector-General of Police to leave no stone unturned in the rebuilding of the morale of his
officers and men.”
My govt committed to repositioning of police in Nigeria
It was reported that Buhari said that no government since 1999 had been as committed as his administration in reforming
and repositioning the Nigeria Police Force and national policing architecture.
However, He added: “In 2019, I signed into law the Act establishing the Nigeria Police Trust Fund, the first in the history of the
Force, to provide guaranteed funding to support Police welfare, logistics and equipment.”
By Taiyelolu A