The Police Affairs Minister, Maigari Dingyadi, has confirmed the increase in Police salary by the Federal Executive Council. The Salary increase which is to take effect from January 2022 will see their current pay go up by 20 percent.
Why it matters?
One argument protester made during the #EndSars protest was that if they paid well the police force, there would be fewer incidents of police extortions.
While speaking with newsmen, Mr. Maigari Dingyad, acknowledged that President Muhammadu Buhari took initiative to meet one demand of the #EndSars protesters.
Giving further details of the meeting on Wednesday, the Minister said “Council has also approved the payment of N1,120, 172,150.00 for payment as outstanding benefits of personnel for uninsured period of 2013-2020, it has also approved N127,972,269.20 for payment as outstanding death benefits of 5472 personnel for the uninsured period of 2013-August 2021, not covered under the group life assurance.”