Senate, Akpabio, Kano gov splash N47m on families of deceased Policemen 

Succour came the way of families of seven deceased Policemen in Abuja on Monday from the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, the Senate and Kano state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf.

The affected seven deceased policemen were killed at Ugheli forest in Delta state on 20th February, 2024 by unknown gunmen.

Naira rain came the way of families of the seven Policemen during commendation and award presentations ceremony organised by the Nigeria Police Force for some its officers and men who merited them, among whom were the deceased seven policemen , given posthumous awards .

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio set the ball rolling for monetary donation to the affected families with N1 million to each of the seven families and N20 million from the Senate for the seven families.

Akpabio, who made the donations while presenting posthumous awards to the seven Policemen, said: ” I am supporting  each of the families of the deceased Policemen being given Posthumous Awards here,  with one million naira each  to pay their way back home while the Senate as an institution made a commitment to supoort the families of the deceased with N20 million.”

Kano state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf also announced  a donation of N20 million to support the families of the deceased during award presentation at the ceremony attended by the Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima.

Akpabio in his remarks, said: “I commend the Police for this maiden effort in organizing this awards ceremony. It is a testament to IGP Egbetokun’s commitment to giving honor to whom it is due.

“By recognising the gallant, selfless and patriotic contributions of individual officers, we not only motivate them for higher performance but also reinforce the new policing agenda of the Force. 

“This agenda focuses on internal ethical regeneration, restoration of professional standards and the enhancement of the anti-corruption drive.

“However, let us not ignore the challenges faced by the police in Nigeria. The ever-evolving landscape of crime and the increasing sophistication of criminal gangs pose significant obstacles.”