The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command CP Shawulu Ebenezer Danmamman, today 20th December, 2023 on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, presented cheques amounting to one hundred and eleven million, one hundred and twenty-eight thousand, eight hundred and thirty-four naira, seventy-four kobo (#111,128,834.74k) to seventy-one next of kins and families of Police personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty within the period of 2021/2022. The occasion took place at the Police Officers’ Mess, Minna
During his remarks,CP Danmamman welcomed the families to the venue and noted that the occasion was to showcase the feelings and empathy of the IGP to the deceased colleagues, and to bring forth these cheques for the families represented, under the IGP group life assurance and IGP welfare insurance schemes. He said that “this shows that even in death, our families are remembered”.
He asserted that he believed that this token might not be enough to equate the departed souls, but he urged them to accept it as a token from the IGP for the service their beloved brothers, husbands and fathers paid to the nation. He prayed that the token shall be like the mustered seed, and grow to provide succour for a better life.
He advised the families not to abuse it, and should not squander the money but should be used for purposeful investment for the family to grow. He informed the beneficiaries that this is not the only entitlement available, but other welfare entitlements will come as at when due based on the processing speed.
He announced that the Niger State Police Command was issuing this amount, which is about the highest in recent times, while he prayed once again for the families that the labour of their loved ones shall not be in vain, as he presented the cheques to the beneficiaries one after the other.
“On behalf of the families, Mr Moses Joshua and Dr Solomon Adama appreciated the Police, most especially the IGP, the Commissioner of Police and the Command as well as the Command’s officer in charge of Pension and Insurance SP Finbar Sarki for their efforts towards a speedy processing of the claims”a beneficiary said.
The Command’s clergymen, CSP Yakubu Tahir and CSP Ebede Tobechukwu offered special prayers for the families. Other senior officers that were present at the occasion included: DCP Aminu Garba, DCP Shehu Umar Didango, ACP Tanko Ahmed, ACP Taiwo Kasumu, CSP Williams Attah