President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday he had issued guidelines for the upward revision of police salaries and benefits.
The president made this known by delivering a speech Thursday during a one-day visit to Lagos state, where he inaugurated various projects.
“We are currently recruiting 10,000 new police officers to build staff capacity across the country
“In addition, I have also called on the National Wages, Incomes and Wages Commission to conduct an upward review of police wages and benefits.”
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Buhari also congratulated the leaders of the Force for their efforts, for the reforms implemented in the area of police pensions.
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“I have instructed the Inspector General of Police to make every effort to restore the morale of his officers and men. “
President Buhari added that no government since 1999 has been as committed as its administration to reforming and repositioning the Nigerian police force and the national police architecture.