IGP reaffirms commitment to strengthen police personnel

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba on Tuesday reaffirmed the Force’s commitment to improving the welfare of police personnel through strong insurance policies that focus on efficiency, dedication and improving service conditions.

This was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

The Chief of Police said this as he launched a 3-day workshop for Police Insurance Bureau Officers organized to develop the capacity of dedicated officers from all 36 State Commands, the Federal Capital Territory and other police formations nationwide.

While declaring the workshop open, the IGP commended Force Assurance Officer, ACP Uzairu Abdullahi, for his knowledge and professional foresight which was instrumental in repositioning the unit.

The IGP, however, assured all Force members that with the ongoing efforts to reposition the Force Insurance Section, better days were ahead in terms of the prompt settlement of claims and benefits. to relatives of injured or deceased police officers, as well as other welfare schemes for serving members of the force.

According to the statement, the police chief also presented checks for N183. 295 million to the families of 40 deceased police officers, who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The Nigerian Police Insurance Unit, which was established in May 1992, was a scheme set up to provide for the welfare of police officers retired or injured in the line of duty, and relatives of deceased police officers .

The IGP recently approved the establishment and incorporation of the Nigeria Police Insurance Company (NPIC) to effectively manage police insurance policies and maximize the social interests of police personnel who are constantly exposed to occupational hazards.

The workshop was one of the major steps towards repositioning the unit for the fulfillment of its social welfare mandate.

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