PCRC seeks N1m minimum wage for Nigerian police


The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has said it is concerned about the difficult condition under which policemen operate nationwide.

The national chairman, Alhaji Mogaji Ibraheem Olaniyan, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi Monday that his committee would continue to intervene to remedy the situation.

Alhaji Olaniyan, who was in Kebbi for the inauguration of the new state executive members of the PCRC, agreed that the police was facing massive manpower shortage and working equipment to perform to full throttle. 

He said: “We are an advisory body, but if I have my way, I will give the police a minimum wage of N3 million monthly. The NLC is advocating for N1 million for workers who have reporting and closing time. But look at the police who operate 24/7 with formidable challenges, no amount is too much to pay them to do their job.”

The national chairman of the PCRC said members of the committee have visited the National Assembly to interact with lawmakers to bring to light the plight of the police for possible remedy. 

He commended the wife of the governor, Hajiya Zainab Nasare Nasir Idris, who is the matron of the PCRC in Kebbi state for her assistance to the committee to function effectively.

Governor Nasir Idris who was represented by the Commissioner for Home Affairs and Internal Security, Alhaji Samaila Yakubu Augie, affirmed commitment to sustaining moral and material support to the police and other security services to carry out their duty of securing lives and property of the citizenry. 

The new chairperson of the Kebbi state command of the PCRC, Dr. Saratu Muhammad Merah, was inaugurated together with other executive members of the committee to serve for four years.