The federal government Tuesday promised to implement the new salary structure recommend by the Salaries and National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission for the personnel of the Nigeria Police.
This cheering news was disclosed by the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi when he appeared before the Joint National Assembly Committee on Police Affairs led by their Chairmen, Haliru Jika (Senate) and Hon. Bello Kumo (House of Representatives), to defend the ministry’s 2021 budget performance and 2022 proposal.
The minister, who lamented the security challenges facing the country, said his ministry has remained focused and extended all necessary requests of support to the Nigeria Police in the fight against this criminality.
Speaking further, Dingyadi noted that the ministry is aware of ongoing discussions to exit the Police Contributory Pension Scheme.
While noting that he did not make a definite statement on their position on the matter, he added that among the successes of the ministry was the implementation of the community policing programme, which saw training and deployment of 25,000 special constables to their local government areas of origin to aid policing.
“In recognition of the take-home pay of the police, which necessitated the need to motivate them for better performance, Mr President directed the Salaries and Wages Commission to work out a new salary package for the Nigeria Police and submit it to the government for consideration.
“In keeping with this directive, the commission, in consultation with the relevant stakeholders, has submitted a proposal to the government which is being given the desired and urgent attention,” Dingyadi said.