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Police gets 20% increase in salaries as death benefits of 5,472 fallen Officers also approved for payment

T.I Ukende
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The federal government has decided to increase the salaries of the Nigerian police by 20 percent. 

Police Minister Muhammad Dingyadi announced this to the correspondents of the House of Representatives in Abuja on Wednesday after the meeting of the Federal Executive Committee chaired by the President. Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari retired, he added that  the increase will take effect from January 2022. 

According to Dingyadi, the upward revision is a product of issues raised during the #EndSARS protests in October 2020. 

The morale of police personnel across the country in his opinion, increasing incomes is one of the ways to improve the relationship between the force and the Nigerian population.

He said that the Council also approved the revision of the tourist service subsidy for tourist service and the allocation of twists to six percent, and also the publication of N1.2bn for the payment of benefits without insurance.

The minister said $ 13.13 billion had been approved for pending death benefits for 5,472 employees. 

However, he said payment would only start after the Federation’s Auditor General had to review and approve it. 

Dingyadi also announced a tax exemption of N18.6 billion for junior staff. 

It won’t be the first time the president has approved a pay hike for police officers.

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