In a poignant ceremony held at the Force Headquarters today, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, commenced the distribution of cheques, amounting to over Two Billion, Two Hundred and Seventy-Six Million Naira, to 613 beneficiaries and next-of-kins of deceased police officers. This gesture encompassed the Group Life Assurance and the IGP Family Welfare Scheme, covering the policy years 2020/2021, 2021/2022, and 2022/2023.
The IGP emphasized the event’s significance, reaffirming the administration’s steadfast dedication to the welfare of all officers – serving, retired, and deceased. Expressing condolences to the families of fallen officers, IGP Egbetokun highlighted the sacrifices made by these heroes and assured that the presentation of these cheques serves as a tangible means of support and acknowledgment, aiming to alleviate financial burdens.
In his address, the IGP commended the Force Insurance Unit and collaborating insurance companies for their exceptional efforts in promptly settling claims for deserving beneficiaries. Moreover, he extended gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for his proactive stance in prioritizing police welfare and ensuring timely premium releases for the Insurance Scheme.
The ceremony marked the third such event since the IGP assumed office, signifying an ongoing commitment to honoring the service and sacrifice of police officers and their families.