Buhari approves better salary for police

Muhammadu Buhari in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an enhanced salary structure for the Nigeria Police Force.

He has also given assurance that his administration would continue paying attention to the welfare and operational needs of the force

Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu in a statement on Monday said the president confirmed the approval in the State House, Abuja.

Garba said the president spoke when he played host to the members of the Nigeria Police Service Commission and the leadership of the force who were on a “thank you” visit to him.

Buhari expressed the commitment of his administration to restoring the police’s lost primacy in the internal security framework of the country.

He regretted that the inability of the police in performing their constitutional role as the frontline force in the prevention of crime had led to military involvement in the maintenance of law and order throughout the country.

“From Taraba to Sokoto, to the South-South, people don’t feel secure until they see the military.

“I am pleased to make the increase in salary and allowances in the hope that it will increase the performance index of the police and strengthen Nigeria’s internal security system,” he said.

According to him, the more efficient the police are, the more confident the government and citizens will be.