Financial assistance totaling N2,276,110,966.80 has been provided to 613 (family members) of police personnel who died while on duty.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, on Thursday, November 16, 2023, benefits from the IGP Family Welfare Scheme and Settlement Group Life Assurance were given to them by Inspector-General of Police Kayode Egbetokun.
The Nigeria Police Force finances the IGP family welfare programme, whereas the federal government finances the Life Assurance Scheme.
When the checks were being presented at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Egbetokun pleaded with the recipients to make prudent use of the funds, especially for the sake of the surviving officers’ families.
The police chief stated that this act is a part of the NPF’s attempts to show sympathy to the families of fallen police officers and assist them in overcoming the difficulties of daily life.
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The press release from the force PPRO is below.
“IGP PRESENTS CHEQUES WORTH OVER 2 BILLION TO NEXT OF KINS OF DECEASED OFFICERS
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has successfully kicked off the presentation of cheques for Group Life Assurance and the IGP Family Welfare Scheme to 613 beneficiaries and next-of-kins of deceased police officers for the policy years 2020/2021, 2021/2022, and 2022/2023. Speaking at the ceremony held at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, November 16, 2023, the IGP highlighted the importance of the event, emphasizing the administration’s unwavering commitment to the welfare of all officers, including those serving, retired, and deceased.
“During his address, the IGP disclosed that the total amount involved in the two policies is Two Billion, Two Hundred and Seventy-Six Million, One Hundred and Ten Thousand, Nine Hundred and Sixty-Six Naira, Eighteen Kobo (N2,276,110,966.18k). He noted that this marks the third such event since he assumed office. The IGP expressed condolences to the families of the deceased officers, recognizing the sacrifices made by the fallen heroes while assuring that the presentation of these cheques is a tangible way to acknowledge and support the families, providing financial relief to ease their burdens.
“Acknowledging the exceptional efforts of the Force Insurance Unit and the collaborating insurance companies, the IGP commended their tireless work in ensuring the prompt settlement of claims to deserving beneficiaries. The Inspector General of Police similarly extended sincere gratitude to His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for prioritizing police welfare and ensuring the timely release of the premium for the Insurance Scheme,” read the press release by the Force Public Relations Officer, Abuja, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
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