Police officers in the country will begin to enjoy an increase in their salaries as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new salary structure.
The Cable reports that this was revealed in a statement released by the presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu.
The president said he was pleased to make the increase as it will strengthen the internal security of Nigeria.
The statement read:
From Taraba to Sokoto, to the south-south, people don’t feel secure until they see the military.
I am pleased to make the increase in salary and allowances in the hope that it will increase the performance index of the police and strengthen Nigeria’s internal security system.
The military should be reserved for higher tasks. The police should be able to cope well with the challenges of armed robbery, kidnapping for ransom and such crimes.
In every town and village, there is the presence of the police. From all these places, they should be able to forward first class intelligence to you on which to act.
There is a need to amplify the question of more men of the police, especially given the condition we are in – emergency in the north-east, pervasive insecurity and abduction for ransom and banditry in many parts of the country.