The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba has doled out a total of One Hundred and Eighty-Three Million, Two Hundred and Ninety-Five Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty Seven Naira, Thirty-Two Kobo (N183,295,327.32) to forty (40) family members of deceased officers.
The IGP, while declaring open a 3-Day Workshop for NPF Insurance Desk Officers, presented cheques to families of deceased police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The IGP, according to a statement by Force Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, also used the occasion to restate the commitment of the Force to enhanced welfare for police officers through robust insurance policies geared toward efficiency, dedication, and improved conditions of service.
The Nigeria Police Force Insurance Unit, which was established in May 1992, is set up to cater for the welfare of police personnel who are either retired or have sustained injuries in the line of duty, and relatives of deceased police personnel. The IGP recently approved the establishment and incorporation of the Nigeria Police Insurance Company (NPIC) to effectively manage the Police insurance policies, and maximise the welfare interests of police personnel constantly being exposed to occupational hazards. The workshop is one of the major steps toward repositioning the Unit for the attainment of its welfare mandate.
The IGP also commended the Force Insurance Officer, ACP Uzairu Abdullahi, for his knowledge and professional foresight which has been instrumental in the repositioning of the Unit
The IGP however assured all members of the Force that with current efforts being emplaced to reposition the Force Insurance Section, better days are ahead in relation to the timely resolution of claims and benefits accruing to the next of kin of injured or deceased police officers as well as other welfare schemes to serving members of the force.
The 3-day workshop for Police Insurance Desk Officers was organised to develop the capacity of dedicated officers drawn from the 36 State Commands, the Federal Capital Territory, and other Police Formations across the country.