“Dead officers during #EndSARS protest to get promotion” – IG
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has stated that policemen killed during the #EndSARS protests would be promoted to their next rank.
He stated this on Wednesday in Benin City, Edo State, while addressing police officers at the state police command during his working visit to boost their morale.
“The government has not forgotten the police. A lot of reforms are taking place. A lot of things are being put in place to take care of the welfare of officers. The Police Act of 2020 has taken care of most of our welfare needs.
“There will be compensation for policemen who were injured during the #EndSARS protests. Families of policemen who lost their lives will also be compensated. Retired police officers will also enjoy the health insurance scheme.
“I am working with the Police Service Commission, all the policemen who were injured or died during the #EndSARS protests will be promoted to the next level. President Buhari, two weeks ago, also approved the adjustment of our salaries to higher grades for all officers.”
Mr Adamu said the adjustment to higher pay was to encourage them for the utmost performance, as he commended the men and officers of the force for the restraint despite the provocation.
He further said that officers and men of the force will continue to enjoy the Health Insurance Scheme of the government even after their retirement.