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Officers dissuaded from doing chores for VIPs

22 May 2015, 09:15Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Security details that perform domestic chores for government officials they are assigned to protect would be arrested, Inspector General Solomon Arase, has warned.

“I have directed the commissioner of police in-charge of the airports that if they find any of you carrying boxes (of VIPs) and rifles, and dragging them all over the place, they should arrest you and you will be punished,”
Arase said in Abuja.

“Those of you who are posted to VIPs, on no account should you carry their bags and on no account should you act as domestic servants to them. You are police officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and they must respect you as such. Your uniform must be respected, anybody who wants to hire a domestic help should not use our policemen who are sent to protect them as domestic help,” Arase added.

He was speaking at the Force Headquarters during an interactive session with police inspectors and other rank-and-file personnel selected from commands nationwide.

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The interaction was organised to enable the personnel to interface with the management team for better working relations as well as to enable them to table their problems.

Meanwhile, Arase informed the personnel of the proposed robust welfare package for police officers under his leadership.

The IGP promised that the police had concluded plans to provide them affordable accommodation through the police mortgage and cooperative at not more than N3,5 million.

He said that the welfare of police personnel would be based on good conduct and hard work and warned them against disobeying traffic rules.

“Your (officers’) professional conduct is going to mean so much to the current administration in the police. If you are going to enforce the law, you must obey the law,” Arase said.

- CAJ News

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