The federal government on Wednesday has approved a 20 percent salary increase for officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
According to FG, it was in response to one of the demands made by EndSARS protesters in 2020
The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, disclosed this while speaking to state house correspondents after today’s FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Dingyadi revealed that the salary upgrade will take effect from January 2022.
The minister said the upward salary review was in response to one of the demands made by EndSARS protesters in 2020 which revolved around an improved welfare for police officers.
Dingyadi noted that the take home pay will be enhanced through the duty tour allowance to 6 percent of their new take home pay and an approval of N1.12 billion for payment of outstanding uninsured benefits for the period of 2013 to 2020.
FEC also approved the release of N13.1 billion for payment of outstanding death benefits of 5,472 personnel for the uninsured period of 2013 to August 2021.
Recall that President Buhari had promised that the Federal Government will upgrade the salaries of police officers to encourage them to discharge their responsibilities better.