The Federal Government has made a move to increase the salaries of police in Nigeria by 20 percent across board.
This followed the approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), at its weekly meeting today, December 15, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential villa, Abuja.
Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, who dropped the hint shortly after the meeting, said that the salary increase will take effect from January 2022, adding that the increase is in response to the demands made by EndSARS protesters in 2020.
He said that the take home pay would be enhanced through the duty tour allowance to six per cent of their new take home pay and an approval of N1.12 billion for payment of outstanding uninsured benefits for the period of 2013 to 2020.
President Buhari had promised that the salaries would be upgraded commensurate to service rendered to further maintain peace in the country.
FEC also approved the release of N13.1 billion for payment of outstanding death benefits of 5,472 personnel for the uninsured period of 2013 to August 2021.