The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu says the police is working with the Police Service Commission to ensure that officers who lost their lives and those injured are promoted to the next rank without delay.
Adamu, who disclosed this on Wednesday in Benin shortly after an on-the-spot assessment of burnt stations in the state, said the family of those that lost their lives and those that were injured as a result of the #EndSARS violence, would be compensated.
He also disclosed that the Federal Government had adjusted the salary of all officers to a higher grade in order to encourage them for utmost performance.
While commending the men and officers of the force for the restrain despite the utmost provocation during the#EndSARS protest, the IG revealed that officers and men of the force will continue to enjoy Health Insurance Scheme of the government even after their retirement.
“While in service, we registered for Health Insurance Scheme but it stop when we retired.
“I am working with the police service commission so that those who lost their life and those Injured will get promotion to the next level.
“So, we don’t need to be demoralised or leave the public space for criminals to occupy,” he said.
“Now, this government said no, it is not encouraging and it is now part of the law that those that have retired from the force will continue to enjoy health insurance scheme.
“With this government we have been able to set up police trust fund which now to takes care of logistical requirement and capacity building of the police.
He explained that already about 60,000 retired officers have been captured, urging them not to entertain any fear as ther will continue to enjoy the health insurance scheme of the government.
He said the the Police Act of 2020 passed into law has taken care of most of the police welfare’s need adding that “Since it is an Act, those gaps in terms of officers’ welfare have been take care of by that Act.
On his part, the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, assured that the state government will continue to support the police in the discharge of their duty.