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Abba issues warning in the wake of police strike fear

19 February 2015, 21:06

Abuja - The Police High Command has warned officers against breaching rules and regulations of the force amid reports the officers planned to embark on a strike.

"The attention of Police High Command has been drawn to a media publication captioned, Policemen Threaten Strike over unpaid salaries. At the outset, it is pertinent to state that, the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force is mindful of its responsibility towards the welfare of the workforce; part of which is promotion and recognition of hard work," the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, said in a press statement through the Force Headquarters Spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Thursday in Abuja.

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He added, "Nigeria Police Force is founded on the bedrock of discipline and loyalty. The Police Regulation has provided enough windows for aggrieved officers to ventilate their grievances."

It was reported the officers' strike was over promotions and better working conditions.

Abba insisted the police leadership was committed to the well-being of officers.

"For the avoidance of doubt the Nigeria Police Force is working assiduously with relevant government departments and agencies to effect the payment of the promotion arrears," he added.

He said all promoted officers have since January 2015 been enjoying the salaries attendant on their new ranks.

"The IGP restates his commitment to the welfare of officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force." 

- CAJ News


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