The Nigeria Police Force has received a 20% pay raise from the Federal Government.
Muhammad Dingyadi, Minister of Police Affairs, told State House Correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday after the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting (retd.).
He also stated that the rise will begin in January 2022.
The upward evaluation, according to Dingyadi, is a result of the issues presented during the #EndSARS protests in October 2020.
He claims the action is intended to increase police morale across the country.
Increased pay, he believes, is one approach to enhance the relationship between the military and the Nigerian people.
He added that the council also authorized a 6% increase in police duty tour and shift allowances, as well as the release of N1.2 billion for the payment of uninsured benefits.
The sum of N13.13 billion has been granted for overdue death benefits for 5,472 soldiers, according to the Minister. However, he stated that the payment would not begin until the Auditor General of the Federation had examined and approved it.
Dingyadi also declared a tax exemption of N18.6 billion for junior employees. This isn’t the first time the President has approved a pay raise for police officers.