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Police begin payment of N535m insurance benefits to families of deceased officers

*CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, discloses Acting IGP Kayode Egbetokun has presented cheques totalling N535 million to 68 families of late officers, and those injured or rendered disabled in the line of duty, as captured under the Group Life Assurance 2022/2023 Policy Year

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has commenced the distribution of cheques to cover insurance benefits to next-of-kin of late officers, and those who have suffered permanent deformities in the course of discharging their lawful duties.

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and Force Spokesman, in a statement, said Kayode  Egbetokun, Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), kicked off the exercise Friday, July 14, 2023.

Adejobi disclosed the total sum of cheques the IGP presented to 68 families of deceased officers and those injured or rendered disabled in the line of duty captured under the Group Life Assurance 2022/2023 Policy Year amounts to N535 million.

The statement also noted: “The IG reiterated that the Nigeria police under his watch firmly believes that human life is valuable, and prioritises the well-being of officers and men of the Force.

“He stressed that his leadership will promptly fulfill the obligation of providing insurance and other benefits to all police personnel, who have sacrificed immensely for our beloved country by providing comprehensive welfare support aimed at creating an environment where every officer feels valued, protected, and motivated to give their best in service to our nation.”

Similarly, the IG received the sum of N70 million from Anchor Insurance Company Limited as a contribution for rebuilding the Kano State Command headquarters which suffered extensive damage due to a devastating fire incident January 14, 2023.

The IG noted that the significant financial support will aid in restoring the command’s infrastructure, bolstering its operational capabilities, and ensuring efficient and effective policing services to the residents of Kano State.

Adejobi further stated: “The IG while recognising the incredible resilience and unwavering commitment of the men and women, who have served, and those who continue to serve on the front lines, extended his deepest gratitude to the gallant officers of the Nigeria Police  for their commendable dedication, sacrifice, and unalloyed allegiance to upholding the values of justice and security.

“He reiterated that their loss and injuries leave a void that can never be filled, but their legacies will forever live on in the hearts of those they touched.”

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