President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja assured Nigerians that the Federal Government was fully committed to improving livelihood of police officers.
He made the pledge while virtually commissioning the new Head Office Building of Nigerian Police Fund Pensions Ltd, Abuja, which he commended for instituting a Retirees Resettlement Support Scheme, meant to provide financial resettlement support for retired police officers.
The commissioning event happened amidst street protests in many States across the country by young men and women against police brutality and abuse of human rights, as well as demands for better welfare co editions for police personnel.
The President said the government was also focused on ensuring that police officers, who served the nation meritoriously, were resettled into retirement, with some financial support.
“Taking your services to the doorstep of Police Officers by maintaining an office in each Police Command and Formation is also very laudable.
“I urge you to continue your untiring efforts in collaborating with the Police authorities towards improving the welfare of both serving and retired personnel of the Nigeria Police Force”, he told managers of the Fund.
The President also noted that “it is noteworthy that for a company that is just six years old, to have achieved this magnificent, befitting edifice, utilizing only its internally-generated revenue, and using wholly indigenous contractors, shows that our efforts in driving fiscal discipline and encouraging patronage of local firms is yielding the desired results”.
He urged National Pension Commission (PenCom), Police authorities and Nigeria Police Force Pensions Limited to maintain their concerted efforts toward achieving improved welfare for police personnel.