IGP Presents N1.3b Cheques To Families Of Deceased Officers
…..receives the President and Executives of the Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association
The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has presented cheques worth N1.3 billion to 420 families of officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Presenting the cheques to the families on Tuesday in Abuja, the IGP said the money was from the Group Life Insurance Policy for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.
IGP Egbetokun said the gesture was part of the passionate drive of the force for the welfare of police personnel and their families.
According to him, over the years, men and women of the Force have displayed unwavering commitment, dedication, and selflessness in the face of grave danger.
“This milestone we celebrate today marks only the initial step in our journey. I want to assure you that we are steadfast in our resolve to further enhance welfare packages for all members of the Police family, irrespective of their status – whether actively serving, retired or those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
“Our objective is to establish welfare support that cement the bonds within the Police community, creating an environment where every officer feels not only valued but also protected and motivated to deliver their utmost in service to our nation, he said.
The IGP further said, “However, I implore you to make good use of these funds to address your needs and other challenges, particularly in the context of your financial stability. As demonstrated by these insurance schemes, I wish to assure you of the unwavering commitment of the Force under my leadership in providing adequate welfare for serving members and the families of our departed heroes.
The IGP further expressed profound gratitude to its corporate partners and stakeholders for their staunch commitment to the schemes.
The Group Life Assurance scheme is a welfare package that was established as a result of the amendment of the 2004 Pension Reform Act in the year 2014 and it is being funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Equally, the IGP Family Welfare Insurance Scheme, which is being funded by the Nigeria Police Force, was established in 2017 to relieve the hardship usually faced by the deceased’s immediate family before the death benefits are ready for payment.
In another development, the IGP has pledged to give his full support to the activities of the Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association at any given time.
The IGP gave the assurance in Abuja while receiving a delegation from the association, led by its president, Mrs. Oghogho Musa, on a courtesy visit to the Force Headquarters.