IGP charges police personnel to be dedicated to duty following Buhari’s assurance on their welfare.
By Thomas Abirhire
Following President Buhari’s approval of rank structure salary adjustment for personnel of the Nigeria police with effect from 1st Nov, 2018 and the assurance of his administration to give due attention to the welfare and operational needs of the Force, the IGP, Idris Ibrahim has directed the entire personnel of the Force to redouble their effort, be more dedicated and committed to duty to reduce incidences of crime and criminality in the country to the barest minimum.
This was disclosed in a release signed by FPRO, Jimoh Moshood and made available to the Spy News Online.
The IGP said the directive became necessary to reciprocate the good gesture of President Buhari since to whom much is given, much is expected.
According to the IGP, President, President Buhari’s gesture is aimed at restoring the Force primacy and lead role in internal security framework of the country and expressed hopes that the gesture will increase the performance index of the Police and strengthen Nigeria’s Internal Security system.
He said President Buhari observed that the more efficient the Police is, the more confident the government and citizens will be and therefore congratulated the IGP and police management team on the success recorded against criminals so far
In the light of the above, the IGP assured the President Buhari that the Nigeria Police Force will redouble its efforts to guarantee adequate security nationwide and also ensure secure environment for free, fair and credible elections throughout the Country in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections.
“The Force therefore will not tolerate any lapses, dereliction of duty and other unprofessional conducts from any officer in the discharge of their official responsibilities. Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspector General of Police are to educate their Personnel on the newly approved Rank Salary Structure Adjustment.
“ Training and seminar have been held for Officers in charge of the Mechanized Salary Section, Police Accountants and Auditors attached to all Police Formations across the country on the modalities for implementation of the newly approved Rank Salary Structure adjustment and
the renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to reduce crimes and criminalities in the country remain unequivocal and unwavering.” The IGP said.