• Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

IGP Egbetokun Initiates Reforms For Improved Police Pension Scheme

In a proactive stance towards bolstering the welfare of both active and retired police officers, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has undertaken significant steps to review and potentially enhance the pension system for retired police personnel.

IGP Egbetokun’s dedication to addressing the welfare concerns of Police Officers has been evident since assuming office. This commitment materialized in a meeting held at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, where retired and serving Police Officers, alongside pension experts, gathered to deliberate on lingering issues pertaining to Police Pensions.

Scrutinizing the pending bill alongside legal and pension experts, the IGP advocated a cautious approach, recognizing potential challenges in the proposed pension scheme. Despite these concerns, the IGP remains resolute in advocating for the best interests of the Force, tasking a newly formed team to design a robust pension system aimed at mitigating the post-retirement hardships faced by officers.

Assuring both serving and retired officers, the IGP reiterated the administration’s commitment to prioritizing the enhancement of police officers’ welfare, particularly regarding retirement benefits. The pledge underscores a firm determination to institute a pension scheme ensuring the financial stability of officers, aligning with the core values of dedication and service to the nation.

In a call for unity and cooperation, the IGP urged serving officers and retirees to support the Force’s leadership during this pivotal period. The collaborative efforts seek to develop a viable Police Pension Scheme that comprehensively caters to the needs of retired Police Officers, thereby uplifting the entire Police family in Nigeria.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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