Inspector General of Police- IG KAYODE EGBETOKUN has reassured officers of the Nigeria Police Force of better welfare packages.
According to him, efforts are in top gear to see that policing in Nigeria receives a face lift most especially in terms of her staff strength and welfare.
“A policeman would close from night duty and resume for morning duty. And as he’s closing from morning duty, he’s resuming night duty. And when he dozes off in public, his photography is taken and posted making ridicule of him. I’m aware of all these.
“We’re making efforts to increase your strength. The President had recently given approval for yearly recruitment in police. That’s the way forward. We need to double the strength of police in the country. We cannot do it overnight, but gradually. And gradually we’ll get there. We’ll also emphasize training to achieve professionally competent police force. We’re also looking into welfare in the increase in salary and other areas to improve lives of officers, just as equipping Police Force is a priority. We promise to take care of the insurance plan too”.
The IGP gave the assurance on Friday the 24th of November, 2023 (today) while on an official visit to the Kwara State Police Headquarters in Ilorin the State Capital.
For his part, the Commissioner of Police heading Kwara Police Command- CP. VICTOR OLAIYA, in his welcome address lauded the IGP for the visit and siezed the opportunity to request for an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) to enhance policing in Kwara.
“The state is surrounded by both local and international borders, making policing challenging. This brings me to the issue of synergy with sister agencies. I am proud to report, sir, that the foundation of collaboration while you served as the Commissioner of Police Kwara State Command has taken a firm root, which has contributed to the successes achieved in the area of crime fighting in the State. In Spite of logistic challenges and inadequate manpower, the command has been trying to sustain the harmony that has existed in the state.”
Earlier, IGP EGBETOKUN and his team paid a courtesy visit to the Palace of the Emir of Ilorin- Alhaji IBRAHIM SULU GAMBARI, where Mr. EGBETOKUN ascribed his assumption to office to the prayers of the revered Emir.