FEC approves review and upgrade of salary of police personnel in the country by 20 per cent to take off from January 2022.
The Minister of Police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi made the announcement on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the newly renovated council chambers.
Dingyadi noted that the review is in response to the demands made by EndSARS protesters in 2020, involving primarily improved welfare for police officers.
The president had promised that the salaries will be upgraded commensurate to service rendered to further maintain peace in the country.
According to the police affairs minister, 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.
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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