By Chizoba Ogebche Abuja–
Police offi cers attached to the Kaduna State Police Command have protested non-payment of their salaries as well as other irregularities that had reportedly aff ected payment of their salaries and other remunerations.
Blueprint gathered that the policemen had not been paid their August and September, 2017, salaries.
Th e policemen were said to have been taken their protest to the Mechanized Salary Section (MSS) in the command to register their displeasure over the development.
Reacting to media publication on the protest, the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), however, denied the alleged protest by some of its men in Kaduna state.
Th e police denied owing any of its offi cers and men salary as claimed in earlier reports noting that all offi cers across ranks and in the 36 states are paid as at, and when due.
A press statement by Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Jimooh Moshood, yesterday in Abuja, said: “It is not correct and misleading that police personnel protested anywhere in the country because of nonpayment of salary as reported in some media today, October 9, 2017 or at any other time,” Th e spokesperson said few policemen, who went on inquiry to the Mechanized Salary Section (MSS) in the Kaduna State Command over complaint of underpayment, omission of their names on the payroll as a result of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) handled by the Offi ce of the AccountantGeneral of the Federation, were immediately attended to.
According to the police, these offi cers were addressed by the offi cer in charge of the MSS in the early hours of Th ursday, October 9 that their problems have been taken up by the force headquarters with the offi ce of the Accountant-General of the Federation.
“And they left for their duty posts.
No policeman protested and none went on rampage as reported in the media in Kaduna State or anywhere else in the country.
“However, some challenges such as under-payment, omission of names on payroll, Non-payment and over-payment of some police personnel experienced in the eight state commands that have been enrolled on the platform of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in the payment of August and September, 2017, salary have been taken up with the offi ce of the Accountant General of the Federation and its being promptly addressed.