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Policemen planned strike: IGP orders implementation of new salary structure

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In apparent bid to stave off policemen’s strike, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, on Wednesday ordered the immediate implementation of the new salary structure for his officers and men.

Persecondnews recalls that some policemen had planned to embark on strike over non-implementation of the new police salary structure, non-provision of sophisticated weapons to fight crime, and poor general welfare of officers.

They had fixed March 26 to embark on an “unprecedented two-week warning strike” across the country.

The aggrieved police officers are also protesting the killing of their colleagues by armed robbers and terrorists without adequate compensation for their families.

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However, the rumour was debunked by the force headquarters which described the media reports on the planned strike as fake and mischievous.

Meanwhile, according to a police wireless message dated March 15, 2022, with reference number, CB: 4001/DOPS/FHQ/ABJ/Vol, heads of departments and state commissioners of police have been directed to sensitize their officers on why they should not go on strike.

Through the signal, the force headquarters gave the assurance that the IGP had directed the immediate computation of the new salary structure.

The signal reads: “Intelligence reports available to Inspector General of Police indicate that some members of the rank and file are intending to embark on strike over non-payment of the new police salary structure, failure in providing sophisticated weapons to fight crime and poor general welfare of policemen.

“Note that Inspector General of Police had directed the immediate computation of salary under the new salary structure, tax relief/exemption for officers and men for immediate implementation, distribution of kits and other accoutrements have been initiated with force headquarters already concluded.”

 

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