Nigeria Police reacts to report of ‘new salary structure’
The Nigeria Police has denied a new salary structure that has gone viral on social media.
The viral post which broke down salaries across all the ranks of the police claimed President Muhammadu Buhari approved the new structure.
According to the post, the least paid policeman, Police Constable (PC) II is to earn N84, 000, while the highest, the Inspector-General of Police is to be paid N1.5 million.
But a tweet by the Police on its official Twitter handle @policeNG said this was fake news.
The tweet stated simply, “Ignore the trending fake news, please.”
Ignore the trending fake news, please. pic.twitter.com/uxBz40ZNjk
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) November 9, 2020
Meanwhile, about 1, 850 inspectors in the Nigeria Police Force, NPF have appealed to the Police authority to take advantage of the general agitation for reform in the Police to revisit their earlier suspended promotion exercise saying there cannot be any genuine reform when professional personnel are discarded after going through a rigorous promotion exercise.
The group called on the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Mohammad Dingyadi and Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Alhaji Musiliu Smith to look into their plight as part of the current reform exercise.
In a statement signed by Inspector Abdul Lukeman, the graduate policemen stated that they were made to go through some promotion screening and after going through the exercise, the process was abandoned even when the affected officials have relevant qualifications in various fields like Criminology and Security studies, Sociology, LLB, Psychology, Accountancy, Economics, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution among others.
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