Reps summon minister, others over police salary increment

The House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs has summoned the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed due to the non-implementation of the 20 per cent salary increment for officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force by the Federal Government.

The House also invited the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

Others to appear before the committee include the Chairman of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Mr Ekpo Nta; and the Director-General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze.

The Chairman of the committee, Bello Kumo, directed the committee’s clerk to write those invited on the issue during a public hearing on three bills in Abuja on Tuesday.

Kumo said that there was a need to meet with the government officials and find out why the directive to upwardly review police remuneration had yet to be implemented.

While stressing that the issues frustrating the pension system of the police must be addressed, he said it was necessary to have a police force that is motivated to carry out its constitutional duties.

Kumo said, “It is so pathetic that today in the country, hoodlums and criminals are truly about to take over the entire security architecture of this country. It is not news and it is not something that is not in the public domain. The attack on the airport, the attack on our rail; all these are attributed to lack of synergy and intelligence sharing by security agencies.”



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