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IGP presents over N1.3bn to families of deceased officers

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun presented cheques for over N1.3 billion to the next-of-kin of police officers who lost their lives between 2021 and 2023.

The ceremony took place at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday

Emphasising the importance of improving living conditions, boosting morale, and enhancing overall performance among police officers, IGP Egbetokun reaffirmed the Force’s commitment to valuing every human life and ensuring the well-being of its officers.

The presentation of the cheques was part of the Group Life Assurance policy and the IGP Family Welfare Insurance Scheme, both designed to provide essential financial support to the families of officers who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the nation.

The police boss expressed gratitude for their unwavering dedication to promoting peace and safety in Nigerian communities and reiterated the force’s determination to enhance welfare packages for members of the police family, with the goal of creating an environment where officers feel valued, protected, and motivated to serve the nation.

Furthermore, IGP Egbetokun disclosed that policies and agreements were under review to renovate and reconstruct existing police barracks and office accommodation infrastructure nationwide.

Lydia Ameh, the Insurance Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, urged insurance brokers to intensify efforts to sustain prompt payments to the families of fallen heroes.

Cheques worth over N1.3 billion were disbursed to 420 families and the next-of-kin of the fallen heroes.

Writing by Saadatu Albashir; Editing by Daniel Adejo