Nigerian Police officers were yesterday thrown into a joyful mood following the announcement that a new salary scale was being worked out for the police to boost their morale by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 9, Mr. Solomon Olusegun.
Olusegun who disclosed this in Awka,during his visitation to Anambra state command but warned that the expectation of the new pay structure should not cause any anxiety among the rank and file of the force.
According to him, “What is most important is for officers and men to display patriotism and loyalty. These used to be the hallmark of the police force when the pay of policemen and officers was very meager.
Olusegun also said that work would soon commence on the erection of the headquarters buildings of the Anambra State Police Command,
He also disclosed that new police barracks would be built across the country to address the accommodation challenges that officers and men have for the past years been going through.
He therefore, appealed to members of the civil community to show more compassion towards the police by offering them accommodation and providing them with working tools in line with the spirit of community policing.
The AIG said though the rate of reported crime in Anambra State was decreasing, the police in the state still needed to intensify their efforts in combating kidnapping, armed robbery, car snatching and cultism.
In his response, The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bala Nasarawa, said the police in the state needed continuous training and retraining to effectively combat crime in the state.
He listed the successes the command had made in arresting kidnapping, armed robbery and car snatching, saying that most of the successes were achieved when the command decided to take the war against violent crimes to the hideouts of criminals.
- New salary for police ‘ll take effect soon – AIG (vanguardngr.com)