The Nigerian Police Force has donated the sum of five million, six hundred and ten thousand, four hundred and sixty nine naira twelve kobo (N 5 , 610, 469, 12) to the families of late inspector and 2 civilians who died recently.
This was contained in a press statement made available to newsmen in Sokoto by the Police Public Relations Officer zone 10, ASP Uthman Yaqub Muhammad
Presenting the cheques on behalf of the Inspector General of Police (IGP ) Kayode Adeou Egbetokun, the, Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 10, AIG Abubakar Lawal Daura, said the gesture consist of police Group Life Assurance Scheme and IGP welfare scheme
He said the family of the late inspector got N 3,/432,269 while that of Attahiru Mohammed got N 1,678,200,12 kobo and late Fatima got N500,000
AIG Daura said that, the Inspector General of Police is very passionate about the welfare of the officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force either dead or alive.
His words: “It is as a result of this giant stride that on behalf of the IGP, I am presenting cheques worth N5,610,469.12 under the ‘IGP’s Group Life Assurance Scheme’ and IGP’s welfare scheme to the families and next of kin of deceased”
AIG Daura further assured that, the Police would not relent in its welfare scheme for its personnel who have sacrificed their lives fighting for the peace and progress of the country.
He urged the families to judiciously use the money for the maintenance and welfare of the families and advised the guardians to assist in ensuring the good education of the children of the deceased Police Officers.
He added that the ‘IGP’s Group Life Assurance Scheme’ was meant to support the deceased immediate families.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Samuel Iliah thanked Almighty God for witnessing the day and appreciated the Inspector General of Police and the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 10 headquarters Sokoto for coming to their aid
He, on behalf of the other beneficiaries promised to make good use of the gesture as it comes in their time of need