Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
Twenty families of deceased Police officers attached to the Anambra State Police Command have received succour from the Nigeria Police Force following the death of their breadwinners in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the 20 beneficiaries were gifted cheques totalling forty-three million, two hundred and eighty-nine thousand, four hundred and seventy-one naira, seventeen kobo on Tuesday.
According to him, the gesture was part of Inspector-General of Police’s welfare insurance scheme aimed at giving succour to families of deceased police officers and boost the police morale in the discharge of their duties.
“The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, today 10/1/2023 on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali presented cheques worth forty-three million, two hundred and eighty-nine thousand, four hundred and seventy-one naira, seventeen kobo to twenty (20) families of deceased Police officers attached to the Command.
“The gesture is an initiative of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) family welfare insurance scheme,” aimed at giving succor to the family of Police officers who died in active service.
“Also, the gesture is aimed at spurring officers to greatness while discharging their statutory duties with the assurance that their welfare is of paramount importance to the Administration of the Force.”
The CP while presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries thanked the Inspector-General of Police for his relentless efforts towards ensuring a good welfare package for personnel of the Force and urged the beneficiaries to use the money wisely by investing in a profitable venture that will in turn, ameliorate the needs of the dependents left behind.
The CP also noted that the Command had received similar cheques from the Inspector-General of Police and it was presented to the beneficiaries. The families thanked the Inspector-General of Police and pledge to make good use of the money.