The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has granted benefits worth 535 million naira to the relatives of the officers who paid the supreme price or suffered permanent deformities in the course of discharging their lawful duties.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, disclosed in a statement at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Friday July 14, 2023.
According to it, “The total sum of cheques presented to Sixty-Eight (68) families of deceased officers and those injured or rendered disabled in the line of duty captured under the Group Life Assurance 2022/2023 Policy Year amounts to Five Hundred and Thirty-Five Million, Six Hundred and Eighteen Thousand, Seven Hundred and Eighty-Eight Naira Forty-Four Kobo (N535,618,788.44).”
Ag. IGP Egbetokun restated that the welfare of officers is paramount to his administration and that no next of kin of deceased officers will be denied their insurance benefits rights under his supervision.
He emphasized that his leadership will continue to provide comprehensive welfare support targeted at creating a working environment that guarantees protection, value and motivation to every officer in order to render the best service to the nation.
Meanwhile, Anchor Insurance Company Limited donated the sum of Seventy Million Naira (N70,000,000.00) to the Force for rebuilding the Kano State Command Headquarters, which was razed by fire on January 14, 2023.
Ag. IGP Egbetokun receives N70 million check from Anchor representative
Speaking on the grant, “The IGP noted that the significant financial support will aid in restoring the command’s infrastructure, bolstering its operational capabilities, and ensuring efficient and effective policing services to the residents of Kano State.”
Mr Egbetokun commended the incredible resilience and commitments of the serving officers and once again extended his deepest gratitude to the deceased gallant officers of the Nigeria Police Force, reiterating that their legacies live on.