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JUST IN: Police officers to get 20% salary increase

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved a 20 percent salary increase for officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) with effect from January 2022.

Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi made this known while speaking with State House correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Dingyadi further stated that the salary review is in response to the demands made by EndSARS protesters in 2020, involving primarily improved welfare for police officers.

He said the take home pay will be enhanced through the duty tour allowance to 6 per cent 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.

President Buhari had promised that the salaries will be upgraded commensurate to service rendered to further maintain peace in the country.

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.

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